When sexualized violence becomes part of your job description.

Media organizations’ responses to online abuse of female journalists on the example of Sweden.


Duration: 2018 – 2020

Research Areas
Journalism Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Gender Studies


In this project I investigate news media organizations’ responses to online abuse of female journalists in Sweden. My aim is to contribute to feminist media scholarship, building on theories of gendered organizations and more broadly, phenomenology of being a woman in the media industry. Following Sara Ahmed, I refer to this projects’ methodology as having “a feminist ear” (2017) as I juxtapose news media organizations commitment to tackle sexualized online abuse of their female employees, with media employees’ own experiences and understanding of what being a female journalist entails. My research questions are: what kind of help, in which circumstance and to whom, media organizations are willing to offer in countering sexualized online abuse.

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About the Member

Greta Gober

Greta Gober, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Leading Research Environment in Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden. Greta’s research focuses on produc... Read more