Diversity reflected? Analyzing the representation of gender, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation on Dutch prime time television
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SourceCommunications, 42, 2, (2017), pp. 253-268
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SubjectCommunication and Media
This study focused on the representation of minority groups on television, following the idea(l) that television as a mirror of society should convey a well-balanced representation of society. Results of a quantitative content analysis (N = 325) revealed an underrepresentation of women, seniors and sexual minorities on Dutch prime time television and stereotyping in the representation of women and ethnic minorities. The results further revealed that the degrees of underrepresentation and stereotyping of the various minority groups varied between channel type as well as television genre.
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