Naomi Smith is a freelance journalist and postgraduate researcher at Birkbeck, University of London. Her current research looks at how gatekeepers at broadcast news institutions in the USA decide what is and is not newsworthy, with a view to reimagining the "news values" theory from an intersectional perspective.

Towards an intersectional theory of news selection in US-based broadcast journalism

This article is adapted from a presentation given at BAAS Postgraduate Symposium, 4th December 2021. This paper argues that by re-thinking ideas of how journalists decide what is and is not news through an intersectional lens, scholars will be better placed to evaluate journalism’s ability to accurately represent the communities… Continue reading