International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Women Representation in Iranian News Sites: A Case Study of Four News Sites
Maryam Bakhshi, Dr. Hadi Khaniki, Hossein Safarzadeh

This paper aims to provide an analysis of the content and topic of four Iranian news sites. The framework of this research is based on agenda setting theory and it is used to analyse the effect of this theory on defining and choosing news that are related to women. Based on theoretical framework, effective features and indexes in media in the women’s topics are collected as: news orientation, mentioned request orientation, news content, news makers attributes, dominant news dimension on women’s juridical subjects and socio-cultural subjects. According to this features, reflected subjects in four cyber news- Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA)1, KhabarOnline2, International Women and Family News Agency (WAFA)3 and Iranian Women News Site (KHATOON)4- are content analysed. Survey achievements in the second semester of 1388 and the first semester of 1389 shows that there is no significant difference between the insights and the way of agenda setting in women’s issues among these four online news.

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