Gender images in Hurricane Katrina coverage
Media coverage of Hurricane Katrina was criticized in terms of race and class. But analyses from a gender perspective are missing. This research reviewed photographs of Katrina coverage in four prominent U.S. newspapers. Findings show that victims were all sexes and ages; but when it came to officials and heroes – men dominated. Also, women were more often shown with children than were men. These stereotypical images found in times of crises show culture’s core.
Morris, Pamela K., "Gender images in Hurricane Katrina coverage" (2009). Social Justice. 46.