News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today’s journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.
Chapter 13: From Zero to 24–7: Images of Sexual Minorities on Television
From Zero to 24–7: Images of Sexual Minorities on Television
Americans watch an average of more than 4 hours of television a day, or more than 2 months of TV a year, so you can understand why media scholar George Gerbner ...