New article published by Victoria Andelsman & Eugenia Mitchelstein: “If it Bleeds it leads: Coverage of violencia against women and sexual and reproductive health in Argentina from 1995 to 2015.”

Victoria Andelsman, former coordinator at Meso Argentina and Eugenia Mitchelstein, current co-director of the center, published the article “If it Bleeds it leads: Coverage of violence against women and sexual and reproductive health in Argentina from 1995 to 2015.” in Journalism Practice.

The article examines newspaper coverage of sexual and reproductive health and violence against women, from 1995 until 2015, in two print newspapers from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The analysis shows that while coverage of violence against women increased over the 20-year period, coverage of sexual and reproductive health did not. Moreover, drawing on framing theory, content analysis indicates that, regardless of the level of coverage, throughout the period examined, articles on these topics tended to eschew a gender equality approach, and to be framed in episodic, rather than thematic frames. Finally, articles about violence against women are significantly less likely to use either the equality frame or the thematic frame than stories about sexual and reproductive health.