Women in journalism: Reading list 2/3/2013

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

Women, News, and the Internet: (Almost) Everything We Know (by J. Nathan Matias)

Covering rape responsibly (Women Under Siege)

Germany in Uproar over Political Profile that Calls Out Sexism (Bitch Magazine)

Reel Girl’s Gallery of Girls Gone Missing From Children’s Movies in 2013 (Reel Girl)

Women Shooting on the Front Lines: Lynsey Addario’s Photographs of Women in Combat (New York Times’ Lens Blog)

How bad is sexism in newsrooms? (Daily Life)

IWMF names new Executive Director, new Board Members (International Women’s Media Foundation)

Jessica Lustig named Village Voice deputy editor (JimRomenesko.com)

Elizabeth Spiers Now Editorial Director at Flavorpill.com (New York Observer)

CNN may replace Soledad O’Brien’s ‘Starting Point’ with new morning show (Poynter)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 11/18/2012

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

The media’s woman blaming (Columbia Journalism Review)

Can Paula Broadwell Reclaim Her Story? (Ms Magazine)

Everything You Need to Know About the Media’s Coverage of the Petraeus Sex Scandal (Hint: It’s Sexist) (Bitch Media)

Petraeus Affair Perpetuates Stereotype of Female Journalists (Daily Beast)

Women’s Groups Press BBC on Savile Sex Scandal (Women’s eNews)

Nancy Pelosi Fires Back at Luke Russert’s Ageist and Sexist Question (BlogHer)

Business Insider Wonders: Are Women Too Lazy to Succeed at Goldman Sachs? (Gawker)

Businessweek ranks schools on girls’ hotness (Daily Dot)

GLAAD: Cincinnati Fox news anchor on Facebook called Rachel Maddow an ‘angry young man’ (Miami Herald)

Virginia Moseley Leaves ABC After 18 Years, Joins CNN as VP/Deputy Bureau Chief in Washington (TV Newser)

Geneva Overholser to leave post at Annenberg School of Journalism (Poynter)

Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim leaves Patriot-News to join CNN (Poynter)

How Elizabeth Spiers got Mediabistro noticed – then failed to profit from its sale (JimRomenesko.com)

Tuesday Q&A: Tumblr editor Jessica Bennett on new platforms for news and the rise of the GIF (Nieman Journalism Lab)

Call for Applications: 2013 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier Grant Program (International Women’s Media Foundation)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 9/9/2012

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

Women’s representation in media: the best data on the subject to date (Guardian Data Blog)

-What’s Changed, and What Hasn’t, Since the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses (XX Factor)

40 Years Later, Newsweek Sex Discrimination Persists (Women’s eNews) An excerpt from “The Good Girls Revolt”

Reporting from the Front Lines of War: Kathy Gannon and Anja Niedringhaus (International Women’s Media Foundation)

What’s in a name? The rhetoric of rape (Women Under Siege)

Chicago Sun-Times pursues politician who dares to be a mom (by Erik Wemple)

Women, Women, Everywhere — but Not Much About Their Paychecks (by Margaret Sullivan)

Announcing Our Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign (World Pulse)

Global Press Institute Founder Wins $100,000 Social Justice Innovation Prize (GPI)

Margaret Sullivan: ‘It’s not about me handing down pronouncements’ (Poynter)

Iranian activist [and journalist] Zhila Bani-Yaghoub packs her bags and heads to prison (Guardian)

Reporting Poverty: Emily Brennan interviews Katherine Boo (Guernica)

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: ‘I don’t scare easily’ (Guardian)

New Editor at Cosmopolitan: Joanna Coles Replaces Kate White (Media Decoder)

Charlize Theron, Thunder Road to Produce Film About Slain War Reporter [Marie Colvin] (Hollywood Reporter)

So What Do You Do, Jessica Bennett, Executive Editor of Tumblr’s Storyboard? (Mediabistro)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 8/5/2012

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

Security turns away high schoolers petitioning for female debate moderators (Poynter)

Presidential debates honcho: ‘Very hard to find’ good moderators (Poynter) Follow-up to above

The Olympics’s women coverage (Columbia Journalism Review)

Women Are Dominating Social-Media Conversation About the Olympics (Ad Age)

NPR launching new diversity initiative with $1.5 million from CPB (Poynter)

Work/life trend pieces and when journalistic heroes fall, literally (Columbia Journalism Review)

Missing the ‘Big Story’–on Purpose (Women’s Media Center)

What Do You Ladies Know How to Do? (Jezebel)

Three Anonymous Spouses Shaped 20th Century Media (Women’s eNews)

Mexico must investigate threat against Lydia Cacho (Committee to Protect Journalists)

Cameroonian Journalist Continues Work in U.S., Provides News for “Abandoned” Areas of Cameroon (International Women’s Media Foundation)

Changes at The New York Observer (New York Observer) Editor-in-chief and editorial director Elizabeth Spiers leaving to start her own company

New Yahoo News editor-in-chief Hillary Frey: ‘I’m always looking for a great story’ (Poynter)

Pulitzer winner Sara Ganim explains how she develops sources, gets them to open up (Poynter)

The Oracle of Girl World (New York Times) On Tavi Gevinson

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Women in journalism: Reading list 7/1/2012

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.

Sexual assault

A female journalist wrote of being sexually assaulted in Egypt’s Tahrir Square in a blog post this week. Natasha Smith, a British journalist and student, reported that she had been assaulted by a mob during celebrations marking the announcement of the results of Egypt’s presidential election. Her post quickly garnered attention across the web, and many drew parallels to a very similar attack on CBS correspondent Lara Logan more than a year ago. Read Smith’s post along with related reports below:

“Please God. Please make it stop.” (by Natasha Smith)

Another journalist reports sex assault in Tahrir Square (Committee to Project Journalists)

UK journalist assaulted in Tahrir Square: ‘Please make it stop’ (CNN)

Egypt’s Sexual Harassment Epidemic (Daily Beast)

Where are the women?

Newsweek/Daily Beast released a “Digital Power Index” this week in which women were only seven out of 100 honorees. Just the week before Foreign Policy offered up a Twitterati 100 list that was nearly 90 percent male (sparking the compilation of FPwomerati – 100 women to follow included in last week’s reading list). Here are some of the responses to the lack of women on these “top” lists:

Invisible Woman: Who’s missing from this list? All the digital ladies! It’s time to look where we’re not looking. (by Rachel Sklar)

How To Stop “Power” Lists From Angering Women and Making Men Defensive (Slate’s Future Tense)

New Media’s Old Problem (New York Times’ On the Ground)

General interest links

Studies show Olympics commentary differs based on gender, race and nationality (UDaily)

-Study: Girls More Plugged in Than Boys (XX Factor)

Tech Leaders Partner With Girls Who Code to Boost Industry’s Female Presence (Mashable)

Nora Ephron Dead: Remembering Her Journalism Career (Huffington Post)

Ann Curry Says Emotional Goodbye to ‘Today’: ‘This Is Not as I Expected to Ever Leave This Couch’ (TV Newser)

Savannah Guthrie Named Co-Host of ‘Today’ (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)

TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis: ‘I like the emotional part of the news’ (Poynter)

Q&A with Shirley Carswell, deputy managing editor at the Washington Post (International Women’s Media Foundation)

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