Quilted News: Mixing Hard &
Soft News to Create a New
Definition of Women’s News
Kimberly Voss, PhD. Associate Professor
U...
Hard News vs Soft News
Kay Mills:
• “Hard news and soft news were by no
means gender-free terms. Instead,
they evoked rich gender implications.”
Women & Newspapers: 1950s &
1960s
Women’s Page Content
Hard News in Women’s Pages
Re-evaluating Soft News
Quilted News
Why It Matters
•Changing the historical
narrative
•Including women’s roles
•Re-evaluating definitions of
news
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  1. 1. Quilted News: Mixing Hard & Soft News to Create a New Definition of Women’s News Kimberly Voss, PhD. Associate Professor University of Central Florida Lance Speere, M.S., Visiting Assistant Professor University of Tampa Florida Communication Association Conference, October 2013
  2. 2. Hard News vs Soft News
  3. 3. Kay Mills: • “Hard news and soft news were by no means gender-free terms. Instead, they evoked rich gender implications.”
  4. 4. Women & Newspapers: 1950s & 1960s
  5. 5. Women’s Page Content
  6. 6. Hard News in Women’s Pages
  7. 7. Re-evaluating Soft News
  8. 8. Quilted News
  9. 9. Why It Matters •Changing the historical narrative •Including women’s roles •Re-evaluating definitions of news

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