Please site as follows:
Rabe. L. 2003. Gender setting. Rhodes Journalism Review, 22:44-46.
The original publication is available at http://www.rjr.ru.ac.za/index.html
Once beginner-journalists enter newsrooms, time for reflection on the challenges of their profession is a luxury due to the pressures of deadlines and delivering to those deadlines. Thus a beginner-journalist needs to enter the newsroom with basic skills - both practical and conceptual - in place. Some of those skills adhere to the way we construct gender in our daily lives - and which flows over in the way we construct the news reports that become part of our daily lives.