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
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Women in journalism: Reading list for 7/13/2014

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 week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

Here’s What Female Journalists Have To Say About Media’s Gender Gap (Huffington Post Media)

Rosie the scribbler: Why women are leading coverage of the war-torn Middle East (Columbia Journalism Review)

Women and minorities still just a whisper among op-ed voices (Poynter)

Rieder: A global platform for bold journalists (USA Today) On Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting

Rosie the scribbler

Why women are leading coverage of the war-torn Middle East

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Jill Abramson Talks Obama Secrecy and Her New York Times Firing (Daily Beast)

Half of 2014’s movies fail this basic test of sexism (Vox)

Women Make Up Only 26% Of Nominees for 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (Women’s Media Center)

Dear Google Glass, Moms Like Technology Too (Medium)

1,000 Women Were At Google’s Developer’s Conference And They Were Badly Needed (Business Insider)

Reporter’s (Amanda Lindhout) harrowing ordeal as hostage set to become movie (CNN)

Guardian appoints Jane Martinson as head of media (Guardian)

CNN’s social news editor Samantha Barry: Engagement doesn’t have to mean clickbait (Digiday)

Diane Sawyer Leaving ‘ABC World News;’ David Muir Takes Over as Anchor and Managing Editor (TV Newser)

AP’s Kathy Gannon and the late Anja Niedringhaus given National Press Club awards (Poynter)

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
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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

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

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.

Online Feminism

An article in The Nation related to online feminism sparked a lot of discussion this week. Here is a link to the original piece as well as some of the responses. For additional responses, be sure to check out the hashtags #IStandWithKarnythia & #femfuture on Twitter.

Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars (The Nation)

Interlopers on Social Media: Feminism, Women of Color and Oppression (Prison Culture)

Why The Problem Of Online Toxicity Is Not The Same Thing As White Feminists vs. Non-White Feminists (HuffPost Women)

Is “Toxic” Online Culture Paralyzing Feminism? (XX Factor)

General Reading List

REPORT: Gender Diversity On The 2013 Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows (Media Matters for America)

Women Are the Dominant Media Voice During the Super Bowl: Ignore our tweets at your own peril (AdWeek)

Gender Inertia in Hollywood (Women’s Media Center)

Meet Foreign Policy Interrupted (Council on Foreign Policy)

Female Journalists: “Leave My Body Out Of It” (The Op-Ed Project’s Byline Blog)

Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst (The Guardian)

An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia’s Gender Gap (Bitch Media)

13-Year-Old Blogger: I Promise Girls Will Change the World (Mashable)

A Pioneer of Street Photography Leaves Behind Strong Images of Indian Women (New York Times)

She Was Harassed By A Games Reporter. Now She’s Speaking Out. (Kotaku)

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New report documents persistent gender inequalities in U.S. media

new report from the Women’s Media Center draws attention to persistent and pervasive gender gaps in U.S. media.

The report, titled The Status of Women in U.S. Media 2013, provides a thorough summary of recent findings and studies pertaining to women’s representation in the media over the past year. It includes findings related to newspapers, television, radio, film, social media, literature, and video games. WMC released a similar report for 2012.

“The report shows that while media is the most powerful economic and cultural force today, it still falls far too short in its representation of women,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, in a press release. “Who tells the story, what the story is about, and who is quoted in the story are core to the work of The Women’s Media Center, and the numbers demonstrate that the glass ceiling extends across all media platforms. We can do better – we must do better.  Women represent 51 percent of the U.S. population yet we’re still not seeing equal participation. That means we are only using half our talent and usually hearing half of the story.”

WMC GraphThis years report points to a number of findings we’ve also featured on our site over the past year, including that the percentage of women in U.S. newsrooms has remained unchanged  at 36.9 percent since 1999. Our Byline Report study, which looked at the gender breakdowns of bylines at six online-only news sites, is featured in the report. The study found that male bylines outnumbered female bylines four out of the six websites we examined during our six-month study. As the WMC report notes, “Newer, online-only news sites have fallen into the same rut as legacy media.” You can read about our findings on pages 20-21.

Here are some of the other highlights related to news media from the WMC report:

  • “By a nearly 3 to 1 margin, male front-page bylines at top newspapers outnumbered female bylines in coverage of the 2012 presidential election.”
  • “On Sunday TV talk shows, women comprised only 14 percent of those interviewed and 29 percent of roundtable guests.”
  • “Obituaries about men far outnumber those of women in top national and regional newspapers.”

A few media outlets have picked up on the report since its release last Friday. Here’s a round-up of coverage of the report thus far:

Women’s Media Center: Gender Gap In Media Is A ‘Crisis’ (Huffington Post Media)

No news is bad news for women in media (by Erik Wemple at the Washington Post)

Report: New media no better than old media when it comes to women’s bylines (Poynter)

What Impact Do Women Have On The Pop Culture They Create? (Think Progress)

Muting Women: Women Are Shut Out in the Media (by Jamie Stiehm at the U.S. News & World Report)

Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar jokes were bad, but they’re just part of a bigger problem (Christian Science Monitor)

Download and read the full report from the Women’s Media Center here.