Welcome to the fourth issue of Let’s Connect | Restons Connectés | Mantengamos la conexión, our space as the GMMP network to think, plan and act together during these unprecedented Covid19 times.
Just over three months following the decision to postpone the global monitoring day we have made strides towards preparing for this unique GMMP.
Prof. Krisztina Rozgonyi with her students at the University of Vienna conducted a pilot test of the new ‘GMMP-during-Covid’ coding instruments on Twitter and Internet news, with results that are both encouraging and concerning. Read Rozgonyi’s analysis and some of her students reactions in this issue.
The GMMP national teams are regrouping, recruiting new volunteers and refreshing their monitoring skills based on the adapted GMMP-during-Covid19 questionnaire. Let us know if you’re planning a training webinar for your team and are happy to allow others to follow the training.
In this issue GMMP coordinator for the United States. Dr. Glory Dharmaraj discusses the intersectional approach planned for the U.S. monitoring which, this year, takes place against the backdrop of Covid-19 and a climate of heightened awareness of race inequities following the killing of George Floyd.
Also new during the past week is an Encyclopedia on Gender, Media and Communication with over 250 entries, one of which is about the GMMP.
Sarah Macharia, GMMP Global Coordinator
Glory E. Dharmaraj, Ph.D.
GMMP Coordinator USA. President, WACC North-America
The dual shadow cast by Covid-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police brutality has made many of us in the United States of America “see” things which often go unreported or underreported in the media landscape. The dual pandemic has unveiled social inequities as never before. News media have been relentlessly capturing evolving impact stories of Covid-19 as well as systemic racism.
Under the shadow of this two-fold pandemic and unveiling of structural inequities, Global Media Monitoring (GMMP) 2020 will take place in the U.S.
Intersectionality & Gender: The GMMP has come a long way in becoming a conscientizing tool in assessing fair and accurate representation of women and girls in media. The results of GMMP 2005, in particular, shed light on a key lack in gender coverage. That is, though women were physically visible in news media coverage, female perspectives were missing in the news stories. In GMMP 2015, women’s presence in digital media was more pronounced particularly in internet and twitter news.
Mere presence of women does not guarantee diverse women’s perspectives. Read more