Tuesdays from 8.00 to 11.00 in Room 2.12 for BSc Sociology Year 2 + BSc Communication
20th August 2013
We carry on with the Introduction. Then, we look at Key Media Theories
We carry on with the lecture on Key Media Theories.
No classes due to Research and Activity Week
No class as I am in a workshop
1st October 2013
Class on Early representations of gender in the media
8th October 2013
We carry on with our discussion of early representations then discuss Representations Today
Students are encouraged to bring copies or snapshots of local media content (advertisements or editorial content) for analysis and discussion.
We carry on with Representations Today (part 2), then we discuss some local media content.
We will also have a small quiz in class.
Instructions for team assignment #1
Teams of 3 are to be formed. Each team to propose a list of at least 3 TV shows for gender analysis in order of preference. Choice of the show to be finalised by 15th October and work to be started on the same day. Teams will be expected to use the session of the 22nd October to carry on with their research work and analysis.
The analysis should be ready by 29th October (written submission + flash presentation of 5 minutes per team).
The next assignment will be about coverage of the National Budget in the press from a gender perspective. You will be expected to start collecting articles and reports both pre- and post-budget (one week before and one week after). Each team to choose one specific media title (newspapers, magazines) or station (radio, TV).
Class will start at 9.00 and will end at around 10.30 exceptionally. Lecture on Gender in the News Media.
I will give back your quiz and discuss any questions you have about team assignment #1 on TV shows.
As discussed today in class, the class rep should confirm what time your conference will end on 29th October and let me know if we can take the slot of Mr Suntoo or some other slot during the week for the presentation.
All teams are also expected to get ready for the budget assignment and to choose one media title. They should collect all reports (articles or radio news bulletins / shows or TV news bulletins or shows, etc.) related to the national budget as from 1st November until 15 November. There will be presentations of up to 15 minutes per group as well as a written submission.
No class as you have to attend a conference so the session is exceptionally scheduled for Wednesday.
Class from 12.00 to 14.30 in room 1.4 NAC (room may be changed; please check with Mr Canoo on first floor).
All teams are expected to submit their written analysis of their TV serial as well as give a flash presentation (5 minutes) in front of the class (maxmimum of 2 slides and no fully written notes).
We will finish the lecture on Gender in the News Media, then discuss LGBT in the media
We will also discuss the Budget Assignment.
As promised today in class, here is the spreadsheet with the grid containing the gender-sensitive indicators adapted from the UNESCO model which you can use as a baseline (which means you have to add your own as per your requirements).
Next week (i.e. 5th November), I expect to see all teams with the material collected from 1st November. You are expected to do the analysis as you go along. We will also complete all lectures. Please do read all lectures notes which have not yet been discussed in class (gender in news, LGBT in media).
Those who were absent at the first quiz, please also be ready for a quiz anytime.
Finally, we will have a look at some past exam papers.
Please bring all your material (articles and recordings) as well as your preliminary analysis.
We will also proceed with discussion about exams and revision.
Final presentations and written submissions for the Budget Assignment.
Please remember that each team has 15 minutes only. Please be ready with your laptop or USB key to show your slides if any. There will be a random draw to determine order of presentations. As there are many groups, we may end later than usual. All students are expected to stay throughout the class. As always, be respectful of your friends during their presentation as you expect them to be respectful towards you.
No fully written sentences/notes will be accepted during presentation.
NOTE (29th November): I am still finalising marks for the Budget Assignment as I was away for a few days. I will post the marks in the afternoon. I will then leave the assignments in registry for collection next week (watch this space for the announcement).
Here are the marks for the Budget Assignment: Budget Assignment marks
And here are the marks for the Continuous Assessment: BSc (H) Sociology Yr 2-CA marks-Gender
Academic papers / Research / Reports
La représentation de la femme dans les médias mauriciens. De la discrimination subtile aux stéréotypes flagrants.
Gender Gap in the 2012 election coverage in the USA
From Counting Women to Making Women Count
Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media
Glass Ceiling report: Mauritius
Gender and media audience study: Mauritius
Media Education for Gender Equitable Development and Gender Sensitive Reporting (including A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media) from Ethical Journalism and Gender-Sensitive Reporting edited by C.Chan-Meetoo, published by UNESCO/UOM, July 2013
Report by University of South Carolina on ethnic groups and movies
Women’s magazines ignore technology and demean women
The Economist Daily chart / Sex and equality: How women fare around the world
The Hollywood Problem
Curtain Is Rising on a Tech Premiere With (as Usual) a Mostly Male Cast – NYTimes.com
How ‘sexy’ avatars can affect real-life women | Futurity
Media tends to portray black women negatively, Essence study says
Twitter, Women and Power
Southern Africa: Gender and media activists call for strong global alliance
Mainstream Media’s Issue With Chelsea Manning’s Gender Identity
How ‘sexy’ avatars can affect real-life women
Latinos Attend More Movies Than Anyone Else But Are The Least Represented On Screen