Women in journalism: Reading list 2/26/12

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.

In Memory: Marie Colvin

Award-winning foreign correspondent Marie Colvin died in Syria this week alongside photojournalist Remi Ochlik. Colvin was remembered in numerous tributes across the web. Here are just a few:

The Risks of Bearing Witness: Discussing Marie Colvin’s Legacy (New York Magazine)

Opinion: Colvin fought injustice, armed only with words and images (Op-ed by Hannah Storm on CNN)

Marie Colvin: The death of a role model (by Helena Williams for the Press Gazette)

Profile: Marie Colvin, intrepid and fearless war correspondent (Reuters)

Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik killed in Syria: Their last work and words (Washington Post)

Marie Colvin killed in Homs: tributes to Sunday Times journalist (Telegraph) – A round-up of statement about her death

Great Female Journalists (Independent) – A gallery of nine women starting with Colvin

General interest links

FishbowlDC’s Rothstein criticized for accusing female journalists of going for ‘the sexpot look’ (Poynter) – Includes a round-up of other articles related to the incident

More Discussion but Few Changes on Sexual Violence (by Lauren Wolfe as part of the Committee to Project Journalists’ Attacks on the Press in 2011)

Boys’ Clubhouse: Why Women Should Write About Sports (GOOD)

How many times has Elizabeth Warren been called darling? (Name It Change It)

On #dailywife and writing for the “women’s pages” (by Rachel Hills)

How To Be a Feminist in the Sports Culture Boys’ Club (If You Want To) (Women, Action & the Media)

Telling Stories in Contemporary Spain: A Survey of Women Writing Literary Journalism (World Literature Today)

Has confessional journalism gone too far? Yvonne Roberts and Lucy Cavendish discuss (The Guardian)

Coming clean on sex pests in the newsroom (The Australian)

How ‘Grammar Girl’ turned a single hobby podcast into a growing media network (Nieman Lab)

Margaret Low Smith to head NPR News (Poynter)

Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC gives new face to cable news (by Anna Holmes on the Washington Post)

‘Trailblazer’ Belva Davis to Retire From KQED After Presidential Election (TVSpy)

Interview: Louise Court, editor of Cosmopolitan, on how sex sells (The Guardian)

Safe at home: A feature on Lara Logan (New York Times Style Magazine)

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

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