Debra R. Kaufman, Kumarini Silva
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Journalism
communication, feminism, gender, internet, journalism, Puerto Rico, social movements
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the feminist movement in Puerto Rico has employed the Internet to advance a feminist agenda in the mainstream media. The results reveal that the listserv, which is the coalition's main virtual platform, provides a safe space for discussions, deliberation, networking, strategizing, consensus building, decision-making, task distribution, and as a source of information. In addition, its content can produce public messages that will circulate in the mainstream media. Another important finding is that the feminist movement's almost complete access to the mainstream media has not necessarily led to an adequate coverage of gender issues. The research demonstrates that offline communications are still vital for the feminist movement in Puerto Rico. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews. Questionnaires were sent out via email to representatives of the 18 member organizations of the feminist coalition known as the Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres de Puerto Rico.
Firuzeh Shokooh Valle
Valle, Firuzeh Shokooh, "Getting Into the mainstream: The virtual strategies of the feminist movement in Puerto Rico" (2010). Journalism Master's Theses. Paper 3. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000289
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