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FCA presentation: Quilted News

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  • 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. Hard News vs Soft News
  • 3. Kay Mills: • “Hard news and soft news were by no means gender-free terms. Instead, they evoked rich gender implications.”
  • 4. Women & Newspapers: 1950s & 1960s
  • 5. Women’s Page Content
  • 6. Hard News in Women’s Pages
  • 7. Re-evaluating Soft News
  • 8. Quilted News
  • 9. Why It Matters •Changing the historical narrative •Including women’s roles •Re-evaluating definitions of news