Women in journalism: Reading list 8/19/2012

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

First Woman to Moderate Presidential Debate in 20 years (Women’s Media Center) CNN’s Candy Crowley will moderate the second of three presidential debates this fall. See our post on the subject here for a round-up of related links.

For Female Journalists, Another Significant ‘First’ This Election Season On PBS (TV Newser) PBS’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to be the first all-female team to lead a network’s convention coverage

Mexican female journalists suffer from sexual, psychological violence, according to report (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

“Women” and “Journalists”: According to Mike McCurry, One of These Things Is Not Like The Other (National Women’s Law Center)

The media’s ‘happily ever after’: Why are women like Jennifer Aniston portrayed as sad and lonely if they aren’t married? (Columbia Journalism Review)

Meet 3 of Tech’s Foremost Female Founders (Mashable)

How Can Women Gain Influence in Hollywood? (New York Times’ Room for Debate)

Hillary Clinton on Being Asked about Her Clothes (Boston Review)

Cosmo icon Helen Gurley Brown dies at 90 (Poynter)

Longtime TV anchorwoman Kathi Goertzen dies after battle with tumors (Seattle Times)

Protection Demanded After Mexican Human Rights Defender Receives Latest Death Threat (Amnesty International) On journalist Lydia Cacho

Soledad O’Brien’s Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School (Huffington Post)

Lisa Williams asks, “Do I Really Need to Learn How to Program?” (New Media Women in the News)

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.


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