Beauty in the Eye of the Producer: The Role of Appearance in the Careers of Hispanic Female Broadcasters

Anderson, Rachel E. (2017) Beauty in the Eye of the Producer: The Role of Appearance in the Careers of Hispanic Female Broadcasters. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Kathleen W. Wickham from Journalism and New Media, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This paper explores the pressures of beauty and appearance on a selected group of female Hispanic broadcast journalists. Ten broadcasters who identify as female and Hispanic were interviewed about their experiences in the industry. A careful analysis indicated that there are pressures for adopting ultra-feminine looks for hair and makeup and sexy clothing for on-air appearances based on consumer feedback. News stations also manage employees’ appearances to maximize favor with audiences and to increase ratings.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Anderson, Rachel E.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A.J. in Journalism, B.A. in Spanish
Thesis Advisor: Kathleen W. Wickham
Thesis Advisor's Department: Journalism and New Media
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Depositing User: Rachel Anderson
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 19:14
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 19:14
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/767

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