Women in journalism: Reading list for 4/6/2014

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism and the media during the past week. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

Check out the Women's Media Center's new infographic by clicking here.
Check out the Women’s Media Center’s new infographic by clicking here.

-AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus killed, reporter Kathy Gannon wounded (AP) (View a round-up of tributes to Niedringhaus here in our related post.)

-Divided: The Media Gender Gap [Infographic] (Women’s Media Center)

-Exposed: Outrageous Gender Bias Rife in News Industry (AlterNet)

-Study: Sun-Times has most bylines by women, NYT fewest (Poynter)

-CoverIt Live Feed: Conversations in Journalism 2014 #cij14. (The Columbia Journalism School Women in Journalism) The organization held its first student-organized conference on Saturday, April 5th.

-Technology’s Man Problem (New York Times)

-The story of women in Afghanistan ‘must be told’ (Poynter)

-And Women Shall Lead: Lynsey Addario on the New Face of Afghanistan (TIME)

-Hillary Clinton: ‘There Is A Double Standard’ Against Women In The Media (HuffPost Media)

-Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant (MediaStorm)

-Enough With the Ageist, Sexist Mom Jokes (XX Factor)

-The Things She Carried (New York Times) On the absence of stories about female veterans

Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment – See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1501396187683#sthash.01kY4GD7.NZifF7o2.dpuf

-Reporter Fired for Checking Email? Serena Markstrom Nugent’s termination from the R-G draws employee protest (Eugene Weekly)

-The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of Women (FiveThirtyEight)

-The Continuing Case for Having More Women in Film (Women and Hollywood)

-Hey, Saturday Night Live: I’m a Black Woman. Why Did You Turn Me into a Man? (XX Factor)

-The Publication That Comes Closest to Gender Parity Among Writers Often Doesn’t Pay (XX Factor)

-More Useless Career Advice from Successful Women (XX Factor)

-Michele Norris’ ‘Race Card Project’ Is Among Peabody Award Winners (NPR)

-The Blind Spot: Samantha Asumadu (Digital Women UK)

-Meet the two journalists (Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol) set on empowering women (New York Post)

Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpufCall
Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpuf
Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpuf

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In Memory: AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus killed in Afghanistan

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, died this week after being shot by an Afghan police officer while on assignment for the Associated Press. Reporter Kathy Gannon, 60, was also injured in the attack, according to news reports.

Both women were seasoned journalists who have spent years in the region, according to the Associated Press. They were traveling with election officials in the Khost province of Afghanistan at the time.

Niedringhaus’ career included stints working in various conflict zones for more than 20 years, earning a Pulitzer Price along with a team of AP photographers in 2005 for coverage of the Iraq war as well as a Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Here is a round-up of coverage of the attack and tributes to Niedringhaus and her work:

Read a bio of Niedringhaus from the International Women’s Media Foundation here, as well as a 2012 interview with both Niedringhaus and Gannon. Read Niedringhaus’ own reflections on her work from 2012 in this piece from Nieman Report: Common Ground. A book of her work “Anja Niedringhaus: At War” was released in 2012.

Update: Other links to coverage shared by readers:

Women in journalism: Reading list for 2/23/2014

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism and the media during the past week. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List*

-Women’s Media Center Report Finds Women Still Underrepresented, Misrepresented in U.S. Media (WMC press release) Find links to other articles about the report in our related post here: Studying women’s representation in digital media: The challenges and limitations

-Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence (Committee to Protect Journalists)

-Film, TV industry’s diversity doesn’t look like America’s, report says (LA Times) On the “Hollywood Diversity Report”

-Sahar Speaks: Reporting by Afghan women (John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships)

-On Campaign Trail, Missteps on Gender (by Margaret Sullivan, New York Times public editor)

-Facebook Just Created 50 New Gender Options For Users to Choose From (PolicyMic)

-Men In Silicon Valley With Graduate Degrees Make 73 Percent More Than Female Peers (Think Progress)

-The Year I Didn’t Retweet Men: Being mindful about whose voices I amplify (Medium)

-LeanIn.org and Getty Aim to Change Women’s Portrayal in Stock Photos (New York Times)

-For Online Equity We Need Our Net Neutrality Back (Women’s eNews)

-Nina Totenberg: What It Was Like To Be the Only Woman In the Newsroom (Medium)

-Washington Post names Alison Coglianese new reader representative (Poynter)

-Slate Writer Amanda Hess Wins Sidney Award for Examining Online Sexism (10,000 Words)

-Meredith Vieira to Become First Woman to Host Olympics Primetime Show Solo (Variety)

*Note: Due to the author’s travel, this week’s list contains noteworthy links from the past two weeks. No Reading List was posted for the week of 2/16/2013.

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Women in journalism: Reading list for 11/17/2013

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism and the media during the past week. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

-Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines (Women News Network)

-Where are the stories in global media reported by Afghan women? (John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford)

-Data from the U.K.: The gender imbalance in newspapers is real, and both vertical and horizontal (Nieman Journalism Lab)

-Logan Wore High Heels on Halloween, and Other Useless Anecdotes in the WAPost’s 60 Minutes Scandal Report (XX Factor)

-New mag to cover global women’s issues (Columbia Journalism Review) On Valerie

-One year in: Building an online women’s section ‘from scratch’ at the Telegraph (Journalism.co.uk)

-Women In Sports: Fight the Power Outage (The Hairpin)

-Janet Hinostroza, Ecuador: 2013 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee (Committee to Protect Journalists)

-Amy Robach’s onscreen test leads to breast cancer diagnosis (Poynter)

We encourage readers to submit suggestions of articles to include in future editions of this feature by sending an email to genderreport[at]gmail.com. For links to articles like these throughout the week, follow @GenderReport on Twitter.

Women in journalism: Reading list for 6/2/2013

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism and the media during the past week. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

-Journalism’s Louboutin Problem (XX Factor)

-Facebook’s turning point on sexual violence (CNN)

-Amanda Bynes’ public meltdown says more about us than her (Guardian)

-Watch the Men of Fox News Freak Out Over Female Breadwinners (XX Factor)

-WOW: Fox Newswoman Megyn Kelly Lays Epic Smackdown On Fox Newsmen For Obvious And Blatant Misogyny (Upworthy)

-This is what happens when you ban male press from a female rock fest in Afghanistan (by Amie Ferris-Rotman) – This is a guest post for The Gender Report.

-Being called beauty isn’t a compliment New York Post (Name it. Change it.)

-Marcia McNutt to become first female Editor-In-Chief of Science magazine (IWMF)

-Syrian TV reporter Yara Abbas shot dead (Syria Report)

-Just how relevant are consumer women’s mags today in a crowded market? (The Telegraph)

-Regina McCombs leaves Poynter for Minnesota Public Radio (Poynter)

-Liz Heron is named Wall Street Journal emerging media editor (JimRomenesko.com)

-Q&A: Data Viz Expert, Amanda Hickman (ReportHers)

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