This textual analysis focuses on the portrayal of female journalists in House of Cards. The uneven depictions of six female journalists could have a socializing effect on the audience. The researchers argue that the character Zoe Barnes is depicted as childlike, unprofessional, and unethical, while the character Ayla Sayyad is portrayed as a dedicated watchdog journalist. The researchers then explore the ethical implications of these portrayals through the lens of social responsibility theory.
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Painter, Chad and Ferrucci, Patrick, "Gender Games: The Portrayal of Female Journalists on 'House of Cards'" (2016). Communication Faculty Publications. 36.