Women in journalism: Reading list for 4/13/2014

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

What does it take to create a feminist internet? #imagineafeministinternet (APC_News)

Women Were Web Pioneers But Now Lag Behind Men (HuffPost Live)

Why the ‘Open’ Internet Is So Closed to Women (The Nation)

Why I’m Masquerading As A White Bearded Hipster Guy On Twitter (Despite Being a Black Woman) (XOJane)

Recap of #MHPTwitter Chat on Hashtag Activism (HashtagFeminism)

No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it (Medium)

Why we need women journalists on the front lines (CNN)

More female journalists means broader foreign coverage (Columbia Journalism Review)

How two Times-Picayune journalists reported ‘The Long Road’ series on sex abuse (ivoh)

Gender-flips are a simple and smart way to turn sexism on its head (Guardian)

Make Movies by Women for Women (New York Times Room for Debate)

More female journalists means broader foreign coverage – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/minority_reports/women_in_media_conference.php#sthash.DWhrpVpL.dpuf
More female journalists means broader foreign coverage – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/minority_reports/women_in_media_conference.php#sthash.DWhrpVpL.dpuf

All the Letters That Are Fit to Print (The New Yorker) On New York Times’ letter writer Felicia Nimue Ackerman

UK’s first female photojournalist Christina Broom honored (Poynter)

AP honors photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus at funeral: ‘She found the quiet human moments’ (Poynter)

Q&A: NPR Digital Strategist, Melody Joy Kramer (ReportHers)

Melissa Harris-Perry Answers Your Questions (Jezebel)

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

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 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 3/30/2014

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*

Journalist Mayada Ashraf shot dead covering clashes in Egypt (Committee to Protect Journalists)

Women were digital media pioneers, but there’s still a gender gap there (Columbia Journalism Review)

Diversity–or lack thereof–in journalism startups, cont. (Columbia Journalism Review)

Women were digital media pioneers, but there’s still a gender gap there – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/minority_reports/early_digital_women.php#sthash.rK4Qvmv5.dpuf
Women were digital media pioneers, but there’s still a gender gap there – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/minority_reports/early_digital_women.php#sthash.rK4Qvmv5.dpuf
Women were digital media pioneers, but there’s still a gender gap there – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/minority_reports/early_digital_women.php#sthash.rK4Qvmv5.dpuf

A Very Serious Problem With Very Serious Journalism (The Nation)

Launch Of Egyptian Women And The Media Forum (AWID)

Mind the digital gender gap: Empowering women online (Women Under Siege)

Women, Men & Food Criticism: Why the Disparity? (LA Weekly)

-‘Law And Order’s Mariska Hargitay Teams Up With Amy Poehler And Other Celebrities To Fight Rape Culture (ThinkProgress)

As N.C.A.A. Basketball Dominates Times Sports Section, What About the Women’s Game? (NYT Public Editor)

White guys still don’t get it: This is the real reason they dominate TV (Salon)

How Did I, a Woman, End Up in Women’s Media? (by Jessica Grose)

*Note: Due to travel, this week’s list contains noteworthy links from the past two weeks. No Reading List was posted for the week of 3/23/2013.

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Women in journalism: Reading list for 3/16/2014

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

Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture (IWMF) A new report

Women journalists harassed and abused, often by colleagues – survey (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Journalism startups aren’t a revolution if they’re filled with all these white men (Guardian)

The Online Journalism “Revolution” Will Produce More Powerful White Men (XX Factor)

Only 15 Percent of Top Films in 2013 Put Women in Lead Roles, Study Finds (New York Times)

Here’s What Two Generations of Women Journos Have to Say about Sexism at Work (Newsflash: It Still Exists!) (Girl w/ Pen)

Who Creates Drama At HBO? Very Few Women Or People Of Color (Huffington Post)

Sexism in sport: Why do internet trolls target women? (CNN)

No increase in women’s sport coverage since the 2012 Olympics (Guardian)

Move Over Glossy Magazines. Now Social Media Makes Young Girls Hate Themselves. (XX Factor)

Q&A: NYT Correspondent Tanzina Vega (ReportHers)

Melissa Harris-Perry on sexism, parenting and work: “We reproduce this fantasy of perfected motherhood” (Salon)

A Conversation with Nepali Journalist, Women’s Rights Advocate Jaya Luintel (In Asia)

‘WSJ’ Editor Liz Heron Leaves for Job at Facebook (Mashable)

Vanessa Friedman is NYT’s new top fashion critic (Poynter)

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