What is it about?
The essay highlights the results of a quantitative and qualitative study on the portrayal and self-portrayal of Italian women scientists based on eight daily national newspapers and ten talk shows from February to May 2020.
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Why is it important?
The picture that emerges from the research about women scientists is ambivalent: on the one hand, most journalists of both sexes minimize the role of women scientists, and on the other hand, their ability to appear as authoritative in science as their male colleagues makes us optimistic about the role they can hypothetically play in convincing the new generation of Italian women to study STEM subjects.
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This page is a summary of: Women scientists in Italian media in times of coronavirus: Between low recognition and success as experts, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, March 2023, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/jicms_00179_1.
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