Managing "Amazonia": a cultural case study of female leadership at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Managing "Amazonia": a cultural case study of female leadership at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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dc.contributor.advisor Winfield, Betty Houchin, 1939- en
dc.contributor.author Everbach, Tracy, 1962- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-06T21:01:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-06T21:01:30Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2004 Fall en
dc.identifier.other EverbachT-111704-D425 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4088
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 28, 2006) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism. en_US
dc.description.abstract This ethnographic study, the first comprehensive examination of a newspaper managed by women at its highest levels, found that female leaders made some differences in newsroom management and culture, and, to a lesser degree, newspaper content. Based on feminist and organizational theories, the study entailed an examination of the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune during a time when an all-female management team led the newspaper. Through the methods of interviews, observation and content analysis, the study found that the managers brought their feminine standpoints to the workplace. They created a work environment that emphasized teamwork, consensus and a balance of work and family. The study also found that the female leadership changed some of the processes and philosophies that had been established by previous male managers at the newspaper. However, the outcome revealed that established masculine news values and practices of reporting, editing, and selecting images and news remained entrenched despite the all-female management team. The female gatekeepers selected and published news topics that conformed to male-dominated news values and influenced content only in small, selected areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2004 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newspapers -- Management -- Sex differences en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Journalism -- Sex differences en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women in journalism en_US
dc.title Managing "Amazonia": a cultural case study of female leadership at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Journalism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b55841612 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2004 Dissertations


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