#MeToo, Sexual Harassment and Coping Strategies in Norwegian Newsrooms.

A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift (referentgranskad)

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Publikationens författare: Idås Trond, Skare Orgeret Kristin, Backholm Klas
Förläggare: Cogitatio Press
Publiceringsår: 2020
Tidskrift: Media and Communication
Volym: 8
Nummer: 1
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 57
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 67


This article, through conducting a study of the sexual harassment
(SH) of media workers, investigates the extent and types of SH experienced by
the editorial staff of Norwegian newsrooms at the time the #MeToo campaign
arrived in Norway, and what effects such experiences have on journalists’
professional lives. We are also interested in what Norwegian media houses are
doing to address these challenges. The leading research question consists of three
interrelated parts: To what extent are journalists exposed to SH? What coping
strategies do they use? How can newsrooms be better prepared to fight SH, from
the perspective of the safety of journalists? A mixed methods approach, which
combines findings from a quantitative questionnaire with qualitative in-depth
interviews, was used to answer these questions. The findings show that female,
young, and temporary media workers are significantly more frequently targeted
than others and that those who had experienced SH handled the situation using
avoiding strategies to a significantly greater extent than those who had only been exposed to unwanted attention experiences. The
findings feed into a discussion of what strategies media houses can use to be
better prepared in the fight against SH.


coping strategies/methods, female journalists, Journalism, newsrooms, Safety, Sexual Harassment


Senast uppdaterad 2020-02-04 vid 04:46