Public journalism, with its citizen-centred approach, has been positioned as a way of changing journalists’ sourcing patterns. It is also supposed to be a method by which traditionally under-represented groups, such as women and indigenous people, can achieve a voice in the media. Some academics suggest it might even provide a way of addressing traditional journalism’s over-reliance on male sources. This paper examines a New Zealand newspaper’s use of public journalism to give voice to the voiceless. It focuses on how female sources fared during the project when compared to their male counterparts.
Recommended CitationEwart, J., Public journalism and the news gender agenda, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 9, 2000, 119-131.