Looking In, Looking Out: Gender in the News - One Day Media Workshop

Event Date(s): 08/07/2014

Location: UWI, St. Augustine Campus

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies presents Looking In, Looking Out: Gender in the News, a one-day media workshop, on Tuesday July 8, 2014, from 9am-5pm.  

The workshop is designed to respond to the desire expressed by Caribbean journalists to hone their analytical and writing skills in such a way as to represent gender issues accurately and to avoid misrepresenting them through learned techniques which produce sensationalist texts which are biased and damaging.

It will allow participants to: 

  • - Identify gender identities in the Caribbean context;
  • - Interrogate the role of media in gender portrayal;
  • - Evaluate journalistic pieces;
  • - Produce balanced texts which attract the reader for their accuracy.

The workshop is open to all staff, students, alumni and the general public, and especially to print media/media professionals.

Cost to enroll is $300, and a Certificate of Participation will be awarded to persons who attend the full workshop.  

Facilitators are Professor Valerie Youssef and Dr Sue Ann Barratt.  

Registration deadline is July 3.  

For more information, contact the IGDS at 662-2002 ext. 83566/83572, or igds@sta.uwi.edu


More on the facilitators

Valerie Youssef is Professor of Linguistics at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is co-author of the book: Writing Rage which was awarded the prize for best interdisciplinary text by The University of the West Indies Press in 2007. It addresses issues of familial violence and their representation in a range of contexts and takes issue with the distortions of representational voices and the perpetuated injustices they bring about. One of her main research interests is socially-relevant discourse analysis and she has written more than twenty articles and spoken to a range of audience types on these concerns. She is currently Acting Head of The Institute of Gender Studies, UWI, St. Augustine. 

Sue-Ann Barratt is a young scholar of Communication and Gender Studies. She recently attained her doctorate in these domains producing a complex work on gender identity in the Caribbean context. She obtained her first degree from CARIMAC. She is currently supporting a range of gender research projects including a survey of sexist and non-sexist language use and perceptions and working towards a book length publication of her doctoral work.


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