News photos of scientists skew race but not gender

Hwalbin Kim, Sei Hill Kim, Christopher Frear, Sang Hwa Oh

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This analysis of the photographs of scientists published in The Science Times, the weekly science section of The New York Times, shows the actual gender distribution among U.S. scientists was accurately represented in the newspaper. A race gap, however, still exists, with non-white scientists being significantly underrepresented. The analysis of visual framing indicates The Science Times portrays scientists as expert professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-274
Number of pages14
JournalNewspaper Research Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Newspaper & Online News
  • Scientist
  • The Science Times
  • United States
  • chi-square test
  • content analysis
  • framing
  • newspapers
  • quantitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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