Women in journalism: Reading list for 12/8/2013

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

Almost two-thirds of women journalists have experienced abuse and harassment – INSI/IWMF global survey (International News Safety Institute)

Global research project investigates violence against women journalists (International Women’s Media Foundation)

For many women journalists, workplaces are dangerous, study says (Poynter)

Most Female Journalists Have Been Threatened, Assaulted, or Harassed at Work. Here’s Why We Don’t Talk About It. (XX Factor)

-VIDEO: How the Media Failed Women in 2013 (Represent Project)

Women of Vision: An intimate view of the world through the eyes of 11 female photographers (PBS News Hour Art Beat)

The Woman in the Breast Cancer Photo Responds to Times Readers (New York Times Public Editor)

Africa: Women Demand Access to New Technologies and Decision-Making (AllAfrica)

Why Newsrooms Need More Women in Technology Roles (PBS MediaShift)

5 Ways Female Filmmakers Will Revolutionize Hollywood (PolicyMic)

Disney has some new heroines: Female directors (The Independent)

The women of Fleet Street are about to claim their place at journalism’s top table. It’s about time, too (The Independent)

Twitter Appoints Marjorie Scardino as First Female Board Member (New York Times Bits Blog)

Her ‘Time’ (Capital New York) On Nancy Gibbs

Carolyn Ryan Aims To ‘Unleash’ The New York Times Washington Bureau (Huffington Post)

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INSI launches book on female journalists’ experiences in conflict zones

The International News Safety Institute's "No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters" is available at http://www.newssafety.org.

The International News Safety Institute launched a publication titled “No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters” in time for International Women’s Day.

The book, sparked by the sexual assault of Lara Logan last year in Tahrir Square, includes a collection of 40 stories of the experiences of women journalists. INSI calls this effort the first book “solely dedicated to the safety of women journalists.”

In addition to Logan, contributors include several BBC correspondents such as Lyse Doucet, Caroline Wyatt and Frances Harrison, as well as Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, al-Jazeera’s Zeina Awad, Somali investigative journalist Fatuma Noor, and countless others.

A panel discussion held for the book’s launch, chaired by Doucet, was live streamed online through Reuters. Check out Twitter comments via the hashtag #nowomansland and in the stream here.

Proceeds of the project go toward the group’s safety training for women journalists.

Here are a few write-ups on the project including excerpts and pieces by some of the books’ contributors.

Safety of women journalists on the frontline highlighted in new book (The Guardian)

Women journalists share stories from the frontline (Journalism.co.uk)

Women reporters on the front line: Tales of survival (BBC)

Women reporters on the front line: 15 survival tips (BBC)

On International Women’s Day, reflections from women journalists in war zones (Washington Post)

“No Woman’s Land” book details newswomen in warzones (Reuters)

Zeina Awad: On the front lines with female journalists  (Al Jazeera)

Frances Harrison: My double life as mother and foreign correspondent (Journalism.co.uk)