Women in journalism: Reading list for 9/14/2014

The Gender Report provides a regular round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to recent noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism, media and technology, as well as articles related to the intersections of gender, race, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation and the media. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past round-ups here.

Reading List

On Journalism:

Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leaders (Nieman Reports)

Why Disruptors Are Always White Guys (New York Mag)

Hacker destroys International Women’s Media Foundation website (OneWorld News)

Jezebel staffers wanted to ‘light a fire under management’s collective ass’ (Poynter)

Doing feminist journalism is hard. It’s time publishers invested in protecting their staff. (Washington Post)

Why I’ve Stopped Reading Twitter Mentions (Slate)

Giving female journalists a voice in developing nations: Zubeida Mustafa helps illuminate the lives of women in Pakistan (Columbia Journalism Review)

Why Don’t African Women Write Their Stories? (The WIP)

Women’s eNews crowdfunds project on domestic abuse (Journalism.co.uk)

Best of Q: Is sports journalism a man’s game? (CBC Radio)

On Technology

Closing the High-Tech Gender Gap (MIT Technology Review)

Managers Tell Women in Tech They Are “Abrasive” and Need to “Step Back” to “Let Others Shine” (Slate)

Startup that places women in tech jobs plans journalism vertical (Poynter)

Network wants to see more women in tech startups (DW)

Building women media entrepreneurs (The Media Online)

For Facebook, access to women’s rights information is a basic one (Fortune)

What If Men Weren’t Allowed on Facebook? On Women.com (Slate)

On Film/TV

From Now On, Women Save the World: Hollywood Has Realized That Movies Starring Women Can Make Money (New York Times)

Flipping the Script: Female directors (New York Times Style Magazine)

#AskHerMore Calls Out The Questions We Wish Reporters Would Ask Women at the Emmys (Mic)

Interviews and features

Digital divas: Meet our women media leaders of tomorrow (The media online)

The 60-second interview: Elizabeth Spiers, editorial director, Flavorwire (Capital New York)

Former New York Times Editor Jill Abramson on the Paper’s Future (Re/code)

Research chat: Sarah Cohen of the New York Times on the state of data journalism and what reporters need to know (Journalist’s Resource)

BuzzFeed’s Founding Editor Peggy Wang: On Japanese Snacks And The Future Of Digital Media (The New Potato)

Women In Tech: Nicola Hughes & Data Driven Journalism (Orbis)

Women on the move

Katharine Weymouth leaves Washington Post (Poynter)

Timeline of Katharine Weymouth and The Washington Post (Poynter)

‘Good Morning America’ Anchor Robin Roberts Launches Production Company (Variety)

Maureen Dowd joins N.Y.T. Magazine ahead of ‘major redesign’ (Capital New York)

Emily Bazelon leaves Slate for New York Times Magazine (JimRomenesko.com)

Diane Sawyer Signs Off ‘World News:’ ‘I’ll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon’ (TV Newser)

Bloomberg Politics taps Jeanne Cummings in D.C. (Politico)

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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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 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)

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.

Week in Review: 7 billion people and 7 stories about women

"As world welcomes '7 billionth baby,' UN says empowering women is key to stability" - Christian Science Monitor

According to United Nations estimates, the world population hit 7 billion this week. As a result, we’ve turned this week’s Week in Review post into a seven-story round-up of top news related to women and girls.

1. Seven billion and counting

With the world population hitting 7 billion, the UN argued that empowering women is vital to stabilizing growth, as demonstrated in this Christian Science Monitor piece. A baby girl named Danica Camacho born in the Philippines on Oct. 31 became the symbolic seven billionth baby.

2. Women’s rights in the Arab Spring

Continued concerns about the role of women and women’s rights during upheaval in the Middle East emerged this week. U.S. State Department officials spoke to a Senate committee about the issues Wednesday. Tunisian women demonstrated regarding their rights on the same day in light of the election victories of an Islamic party.

3. Herman Cain deals with sexual harassment accusations

Campaign coverage this week was dominated by allegations that presidential candidate Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment during his time working for the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. Politico broke the story that at least two women had complained of “inappropriate behavior” from Cain. These women ultimately left their jobs with financial packages and having signed nondisclosure causes, meaning they are unable to discuss the issues. Cain has denied the claims and suggested it was the work of candidate Rick Perry’s campaign. A third woman came forward saying she considered filing a workplace complaint against Cain. One woman received permission to speak about the matter publicly and issued a statement through her lawyer.

4. Journalists and sexual violence

The Atlantic published a piece by Lauren Wolfe, director of Women Under Siege, about journalists and sexual violence, specifically the efforts of Jineth Bedoya Lima, a Colombian journalist to seek justice nearly a dozen years after she was drugged, kidnapped and gang raped. Women Under Siege is a new initiative by the Womens’ Media Center on sexualized violence in conflict situations.

5. Gender-based online harassment

Women writers also spoke out this week regarding the harassment they receive online for writing and expressing their opinions and called for it to stop. Women detailed comments ranging from their level of attractiveness to threats of gang rape and mutilation. One woman, Laurie Penny, referred to a woman’s opinion as the “mini-skirt of the Internet.”

6. Not Funny Facebook

In an effort to combat a specific issue of misogyny online, activists campaigned to put pressure on Facebook to enforce and clarify its guidelines and to remove pages that promote sexual violence. Facebook’s Terms of Service do ban “hateful, threatening” content and those that contained “graphic or gratuitous violence,” but Facebook has refused to remove these pages, saying they are jokes or don’t qualify as hate speech. Campaigns included a “Rape is Not Funny” campaign in the UK and a Change.org petition and social media campaign (See #notfunnyfacebook on Twitter) in the US. As of the time of this post, campaigners noted that at least one page — “You know she’s playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway” — has been taken down this week.

7. Feminism and the web

For those looking for a good read, New York Magazine published a piece this week titled “The Rebirth of the Feminist Manifesto” about the ways the blogosphere has “transformed” the feminist conversation. It includes interviews with a number of feminist figures on the web and a roundup of some links to their sites.

This is the Gender Report’s Week in Review, a weekly post that highlights some of the major stories related to gender issues this week. Some of these stories may have already appeared in our News Feed or in the week’s Gender Checks. We’ll at times include a longer analysis of stories as well as bring attention to stories that may have slipped through the cracks of the week’s news cycle.