Unprofessional, Ineffective, and Weak: A Textual Analysis of the Portrayal of Female Journalists on 'Sports Night'
Journal of Mass Media Ethics
This study investigates the portrayal of five female journalists on the Aaron Sorkin television series Sports Night. The women were depicted as acting unprofessionally, displaying motherly qualities, choosing their personal lives over work, being deferential to men for ethical decisions, and showing a lack of sports knowledge compared to the male characters. The researchers use social responsibility theory to suggest why these portrayals were ethically problematic.
Copyright © 2012, Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis
Painter, Chad and Ferrucci, Patrick, "Unprofessional, Ineffective, and Weak: A Textual Analysis of the Portrayal of Female Journalists on 'Sports Night'" (2012). Communication Faculty Publications. 29.