Women in journalism: Reading list for 8/10/2014

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

8 Trailblazing Women Journalists You Have Probably Never Heard Of (BuzzFeed – IWMF)

Women News Managers Reflect on Leadership Styles in a Changing Industry (American Journalism Review)

Op-Ed: All the News Fit for White Men: Why Journalism is Failing America (The Feminist Wire)

ASNE releases 2014 newsroom census results: Minoritites in newsrooms increase; 63 percent of newspapers have at least one woman among top-three editors (American Society of News Editors) Women were 37.2% of journalists overall

Iran is world’s leading jailer of female journalists and netizens (Reporters without Borders)

Truthdig Gives Women in War Zones a Global Voice (The Freelancer)

For women on the Internet, it doesn’t get better (Daily Dot)

Twitter Admits It Hires Too Many White And Asian Men (HuffPost Tech)

Women, minorities make newsroom gains: Numbers approach record levels (Radio Television Digital News Association)

Who Gets to Speak on Cable News?: The identity of the whitest, malest show we found may surprise you (FAIR Extra!)

Pushing for parity: Women not always allowed to participate (Radio Television Digital News Association)

What it’s really like to be a woman at a tech conference (Quartz)

TV’s First All-Female Sports Talk Show Is Coming This Fall (Mashable)

What does diversity look like? On TV this fall, we will find out (Washington Post)

Game of Thrones To Return For Season 5 With All Male Writers, Directors (The Mary Sue)

Feminist Times ‘put on ice’ after failure of crowdfunding (Guardian)

Jill Abramson: “I’m Not Ashamed of Getting Fired” (Cosmopolitan)

Kara Swisher Is Silicon Valley’s Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist. How Does That Work? (New York Magazine)

(Video) Kara Swisher On The Next Internet (BlogHer)

Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate (New York Times)

Margaret Low Smith leaves NPR for The Atlantic (Poynter)

Gawker hires NYT’s Leah Finnegan, who ‘hates the right people’ (Poynter)

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies (NPR)

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.

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Women in journalism: Reading list for 9/1/2013

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

A New DIY Movement: #SmartFeministsofTwitter (Ms. Magazine)

6 Insidious Ways Social Media Can Be Used to Silence Women (Policy Mic)

The War Over Free Speech, Harassment, and Trolls Hits Another Social-Media Site (Mother Jones)

A Show of Strength by Middle Eastern Women Photographers (Lens Blog)

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? (Huffington Post)

12 Minutes of Freedom in 460 Days of Captivity (New York Times Magazine) Amanda Lindhout tells the story of her kidnapping

For Two Female News Anchors, Morning Has Spoken (New York Times) On Gayle King and Mika Brzezinski

Why Bustle Is Great News for Women (XX Factor)

A Year in the Life of a Watchdog (by Margaret Sullivan, New York Times Public Editor)

The Associated Press’s Kathleen Carroll: “You can have it all if you define what it is you want” (Nieman Reports)

A Q&A with the Guardian’s Southeast Asia correspondent Kate Hodal, on her move from freelancing to her current role (Journalism.co.uk)

Q&A: NYT Magazine Writer, Maggie Jones (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.

Gender Check 1/11/12 – Northeast

*Gender Checks are quick examinations of gender representation in individual news articles for the purpose of discovering trends over time. Click here to read more.

Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Adversaries of Iran Said to Be Stepping Up Covert Actions.” Its subject was a supposed Israeli campaign against Iran’s development of a nuclear program.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – National Security Council spokesman
  2. Female – secretary of state
  3. Male – Israeli military spokesman (as quoted from an online posting)
  4. Male – Iran expert
  5. Male – policy director
  6. Male – unnamed Israeli security officer
  7. Male – Iranian ambassador to the U.N.
  8. Male – professor
  9. Male – professor

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely.” Its subject was an upcoming journal article arguing against current assumptions about the safety of certain home loans.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – economist with the Federal Reserve
  2. Male – economist