Cynthia Carter

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Cynthia Carter
Born (1959-01-30) 30 January 1959 (age 61)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Wales
Academic work
Main interestsChildren, news, journalism and citizenship
Notable worksNews, gender and power (Routledge)

Cynthia Carter (born 30 January 1959)[1] is a Reader in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, and co-founding editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies.[2]

She has been the guest editor of a special "Gendered News" issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism,[3] and, along with Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, she was co-guest editor of a special "Children, Media and Conflict" issue of the Journal of Children and Media.[4]

Carter was the chair of the Feminist Scholarship Division of the International Communication Association between 2003 and 2005.[5]



  • Carter, Cynthia; Branston, Gill; Allan, Stuart (1998). News, gender, and power. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415170161.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Adam, Barbara E.; Allan, Stuart (2000). Environmental risks and the media. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415214476.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Weaver, C. Kay (2003). Violence and the media. Buckingham, England Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Open University Press. ISBN 9780335205059.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Steiner, Linda (2004). Critical readings: media and gender. Maidenhead: Open University Press. ISBN 9780335210978.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Weaver, C. Kay (2006). Critical readings: violence and the media. Maidenhead, England New York: Open University Press. ISBN 9780335218059.
  • Carter, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Lisa (2013). Current perspectives in feminist media studies. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415540117.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Steiner, Linda; McLaughlin, Lisa (2015). The Routledge companion to media & gender. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138849129.
  • Allan, Stuart; Carter, Cynthia; Cushion, Stephen; Dencik, Lina; Garcia-Blanco, Inaki; Harris, Janet; Sambrook, Richard; Williams, Andy; Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin (2018). The future of journalism: risks, threats and opportunities. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138616493.

Book chapters[edit]

  • Carter, Cynthia (2006), "The transformative power of cultural criticism: bell hooks' radical media analysis", in Berry, David; Theobald, John (eds.), Radical mass media criticism: a cultural genealogy, Montreal New York: Black Rose Books, pp. 212–233, ISBN 9781551642468.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Pdf.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Mendes, Kaitlynn (2008), "Feminist and gender studies", in Donsbach, Wolfgang (ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication, Volume IV: digital imagery – fictional media content, Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, ISBN 9781405131995.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia; Zayyan, Heba (2009), "Human rights and wrongs: blogging news of everyday life in Palestine", in Allan, Stuart; Thorsen, Einar (eds.), Volume 1: Citizen journalism: global perspectives, Global Crises and the Media, New York: Peter Lang, pp. 85–94, ISBN 9781433102950.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Pdf.
  • Carter, Cynthia; Allan, Stuart (2009), "The visual culture of television news", in Howells, Richard; Matson, Robert (eds.), Using visual evidence, Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill, pp. 139–152, ISBN 9780335228645.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia; Allan, Stuart; Thorsen, Einar (2010), "Citizenship and public service: the case of BBC news online", in Tunney, Sean; Monaghan, Garrett (eds.), Web journalism: a new form of citizenship?, Eastbourne Portland, Oregon: Sussex Academic Press, pp. 116–125, ISBN 9781845192792.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia; Messenger Davies, Máire; Mendes, Kaitlynn (2012), "Young citizens and the news", in Allan, Stuart (ed.), The Routledge companion to news and journalism, London New York: Routledge, pp. 450–459, ISBN 9780415669535.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia (2012), "Sex/gender and the media: from sex roles to social construction and beyond", in Ross, Karen (ed.), The handbook of gender, sex, and media, Handbooks in Communication and Media, Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 365–382, ISBN 9781444338546.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Pdf.
  • Carter, Cynthia (2013), "Children and news: rethinking citizenship in the twenty-first century", in Lemish, Dafna (ed.), The Routledge international handbook of children, adolescents and media, London New York: Routledge, pp. 255–262, ISBN 9780415783682.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia (2014), "News media and child well-being", in Ben-Arieh, Asher; Casas, Ferran; Frones, Ivar; Korbin, Jill E. (eds.), Handbook of child well-being: theories, methods and policies in global perspective, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 1979–2011, ISBN 9789048190621.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia; Messenger Davies, Máire; Allan, Stuart; Mendes, Kaitlynn (2014), "News, children and citizenship: user-generated content and the BBC's Newsround website", in Popple, Simon; Thornham, Helen (eds.), Content cultures: transformations of user generated content in public service broadcasting, London New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 15–40, ISBN 9781780765136.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia (2014), "Online popular anti-sexism political action in the UK and USA: the importance of collaborative anger for social change", in Carter, Cynthia; Steiner, Linda; McLaughlin, Lisa (eds.), The Routledge companion to media & gender, London New York: Routledge, pp. 643–653, ISBN 9781138849129.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carter, Cynthia (2017), "The role of news media in fostering children's democratic citizenship", in Waisbord, Silvio; Tumber, Howard (eds.), Routledge companion to media and human rights, London New York: Routledge, pp. 416–425, ISBN 9781138665545.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carter, Cynthia, 1959-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 5 December 2014. data sheet (b. Jan. 30, 1959)
  2. ^ Carter, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Lisa (2001). "Editors' introduction". Feminist Media Studies. 1 (1): 5–10. doi:10.1080/14680770120042765.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Carter, Cynthia (August 2005). "Gendered news?". Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. 6 (3): 259–263. doi:10.1177/1464884905054060.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ Carter, Cynthia; Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk (2008). "Editors' introduction: children, media and conflict". Journal of Children and Media. 2 (3): 197–199. doi:10.1080/17482790802327350.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  5. ^ Donsbach, Wolfgang (2008), "Notes on editors and contributors: Cynthia Carter", in Donsbach, Wolfgang (ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication, Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, p. xvii, ISBN 9781405131995.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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