News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity

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Laura Castaņeda, Shannon B. Campbell
SAGE Publications, 2006 - Social Science - 318 pages
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News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castaņeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today's journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.

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Laura Castaņeda is an assistant professor of journalism at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication. She has been a staff writer, editor and columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, and The Associated Press in San Francisco, New York and Mexico. Her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek Online, Women’s Wire, and Hispanic Business, Latina, Latina Style, Latin Girl, Columbia Journalism Review, American Journalism Review and Online Journalism Review magazines.

Ms. Castaņeda was awarded the 2002 Baskett Mosse Award for Mid-Career Faculty Development by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for her work on USC’s new Convergence Core Curriculum. Her book, "The Latino Guide to Personal Money Management," was published by Bloomberg Press in May 1999, and released in Spanish by Seven Stories Press in 2001.

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