The fictional sob sisters: narrative construction of women journalists in popular literature

dc.contributor.advisor Tracy Lucht
dc.contributor.author Batschelet, Kelsey
dc.contributor.department Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
dc.date 2018-08-11T16:46:20.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:01:35Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2016-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This study examines the construction of women journalist protagonists in six novels published since 2000 by analyzing the themes and concepts authors use to create the characters, including the cultures of the fictional newsroom, character identities and professional success. The findings indicate that fictional women journalists are held to the same standards as their non-fictional counterparts, and authors construct semi-positive, relatable characters. The resulting characters work in newsrooms that reflect non-fictional realities, including a lack of gender diversity in authority positions and male-dominated spaces. The findings show that while most of the portraits of women journalists in the selected fiction are positive, they are often marginalized and confined to reporting on women's issues - continuing the legacy of the original sob sisters.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/15120/
dc.identifier.articleid 6127
dc.identifier.contextkey 8928955
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4724
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/15120
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/29304
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines English Language and Literature
dc.subject.disciplines Journalism Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Women's Studies
dc.subject.keywords Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.subject.keywords Feminism
dc.subject.keywords Fiction
dc.subject.keywords Frame theory
dc.subject.keywords Journalism
dc.subject.keywords Sob sisters
dc.subject.keywords Women journalists
dc.title The fictional sob sisters: narrative construction of women journalists in popular literature
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Journalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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