(Re)presenting cover girls: Exploring female diversity in magazines

Start date and time

Thursday 20 February 2020


Merchiston Campus

This event explores female diversity on magazine covers, in magazine publishing businesses themselves, and throughout the creative industries.

Magazines play an important role in perpetuating stereotypes that fail to represent society. This misrepresentation impacts on self-perception and helps to maintain socioeconomic disparities.

The event begins with a research-based talk presenting the shocking reality of misrepresentation in British magazines, and is followed by a panel session, inviting media practitioners and the public to contribute ideas, promote change and tackle this historical issue.