Masculinity in the Newsroom: A Study of a Television Newsroom in Bangladesh

by Rokeya Aktar


This paper addresses practices of masculinity in a television newsroom in Bangladesh. The study focuses on how masculinity is established through various processes in the newsroom. The limited representation of women in decision making positions in Bangladeshi TV channels portrays a preference towards masculine figures in the industry. In order to look deeper into masculine culture of the TV newsroom and how women adjust to it, I undertake a case study on some particular issues of a television newsroom in Bangladesh where I have worked for
four years.

Keywords: masculinity, newsroom, women journalist, Bangladeshi media

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