Looking through a gendered lens: Local U.S. television news anchors' perceived career barriers

Erika Engstrom, Anthony J. Ferri

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Abstract

The authors conducted a nationwide mail survey of 246 local TV news anchors to examine anchors' perceptions of hindrances to their career progress. Women anchors'highest-rated barrier was the overemphasis on their physical appearance; lack of professional networks and support groups ranked the highest for men. Career barriers ranked highly by anchors of both sexes included: balance between work and family life, conflicting roles of wife/mother or husband/father and professional newscaster, and relocation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-634
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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