More than three in four filmrecensenten in the United States are white and male. That have, researchers from the American journalistenschool USC Annenberg established after a study of 19.559 movie reviews of all the major American newspapers, news websites and television channels. The filmmagazine Deadline.com published some of the results of the study.
Of the 19.559 checked reviews in the main newspapers, news websites and television channels was 77,8 per cent by a man written and 22.2% by a woman. This translates into a genderratio of 1 to 3.5.
White reviewers wrote more than 82 percent of all the reviews, while their colleagues of color, a paltry 18 percent of the pieces neerpenden. However, it belongs to 38,7 percent of all Americans to a minority group and are non-white authors, therefore, under-represented, say the researchers.
The researchers reported similar results in recensiewebsites such as RottenTomatoes.com. Of the 3.359 reviews that were written by toprecensenten Rotten Tomatoes was 76 percent of it was written by a man, 24 percent by a woman. Almost 9 in 10 (88 percent) of the reviews is by a white author written.
According To Dr. Stacy L. Smith, the initiator of this study, research shows that diversity in filmrecensenten as good as absent. “We need to think about the consequences of this under-representation. What consequences does it have that our film culture is dominated by individuals of the same ethnic group? And how to respond to film fans of an ethnic minority on this dominance? We these questions can not answer all in this study, but it is necessary to do this in the future,” concludes Smith.