News and Sexuality : Media Portraits of Diversity

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  • Copyright: 2005-10-07
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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The Accrediting Council of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) recently added sexual orientation to its revised diversity standards. This means that journalism schools seeking accreditation or re-accreditation must develop a curriculum that fosters an understanding of issues and perspectives that is inclusive in terms of gender, race, ethnicity '¬" and sexual orientation. This volume, containing original material written for this text, is designed to satisfy the requirement by the ACEJMC that all journalism departments teach sexual diversity. Moving from description, to analysis, to application, the text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (GLBTI) issues; and coverage of important contemporary issues in the news, such as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the rise of GLBTI families, and AIDS. News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that will help educators meet these new accreditation standards by addressing these complex and often controversial issues, providing additional resources, discussion questions, suggested homework assignments, and a glossary of terms. Student journalists must be equipped to bring a general knowledge of sexual diversity issues to the table as part of their professional education repertoire. And any adult who consumes media messages, whether or not they work in media, also must be able to spot inaccurate or biased reporting Key Features: Moves from description, to analysis, to application, putting issues and episodes into context. All readings are original and written for this text. Contains student study guides within each chapter with resources, including websites, books, and videos. Concludes each chapter with discussion questions, assignments, and activities that bring the issues to life for students. Chapter-opening photographs highlight key historical and contemporary events in news media coverage of sexual diversity. Includes a style guide prepared by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
1. "A Tremendous Sensation": Cross-Dressing in the 19th-Century San Francisco Press
Clare Sears
2. Life as a Drag Ball: Gay Men and Lesbians in the Media, 1920-1942
Kevin Menken
3. From Invisibility to Subversion: Lesbian and Gay Representation in the U.S. News Media During the 1950's
Marc J.W. de Jong
4. The Oliver Sipple Story: A Case Study in Homophobia
Rodger Streitmatter
5. "Publications of a Dangerous Tendency"
John C. Watson
6. Framing the AIDS Epidemic: From "Homo" genous Deviance to Widespread Panic
Jamel Santa Cruze Bell
7. Transgender Images in the Media
Willow Arune
8. The "Moral" Right Versus the "Queer" Left: Claims-Making by Religious Conservatives and Gay Activists at the 1992 Republican Convention and Beyond
Thomas M. Conroy
9. Small Murders: Rethinking News Coverage of Hate Crimes Against GLBT People
Kim Pearson
10. Media Coverage of the U.S. Ban on Gays in the Military 191(22)
Rhonda Gibson
11. Same-Sex Marriage in Cultural and Historical Context: A Guide for Beginning Journalists 213(22)
Sine Anahita
12. Proving the Case: Psychology, Subjectivity, and Representations of Lesbian and Gay Parents in the Media 235(22)
Damien W. Riggs
13. From Zero to 24-7: Images of Sexual Minorities on Television 257(22)
Rhonda Gibson
NLGJA Stylebook 279(10)
Index 289(24)
About the Editors 313(2)
About the Contributors 315

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