A period of change : menstruation in the media : a 60-credit Journalism project presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Journalism at Massey University, New Zealand
This project examines the portrayal of menstruation in news and other media. It provides an
in-depth examination of New Zealand media coverage of the ‘Positive Periods’ petition for
government funding of menstrual products in schools and explores how news coverage of
issues can lead to social change movements. Additionally, it examines the use of framing, news
values, as well as the practical limitations of journalists who have covered menstruation stories
in New Zealand media.