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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 125) Last page : ( 130)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00022.0

Images of Women in Newspapers in Kerala

Sindhu S.*

Research Scholar, Dept. of Communication and Journalism, Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupati

*Corresponding Author Email: sindhus123@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Kerala attained social development similar to that of developed countries, in spite of its poor economic conditions. But the status of women is still pathetic. Being a 100% literate state, the newspapers can play an important role in this regard. This study depicts how the major Malayalam newspapers address women issues and creates women images through their articles. The main objective of the study is to find out the space allotted for women related news items and women writers in Malayalam newspapers. It also intends to compare the present status of newspaper's approach with prior experiences in this regard. This study analyses news items, features, editorials, interviews and other articles published in two major Malayalam newspapers, viz Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi. Content analysis is the method used to collect data. Secondary source of data is also being used for this study. The study reveals that newspapers are not giving an important role to women issues, but Mathrubhumi is a little better than Malayala Manorama.

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Keywords

image of women, print media and women, women related news, approach of newspapers.

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