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)

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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)

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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)

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Women in journalism: Reading list for 6/22/2014

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, media and technology during the past week,* 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

*This week we are playing a bit of catch up after a short hiatus. This edition of our reading list includes articles from the past month.

Google Invests $50 Million to Close the Tech Gender Gap (TIME)

Google Releases Employee Data, Illustrating Tech’s Diversity Challenge (Bits Blog)

Girlfriend ‘Complains A Lot … Interrupts,’ Developer Tells Conference (NPR)

“She Started It” Aims To Change Silicon Valley’s Gender Inequality Problem (Fast Company)

Meet the Men Who Thought Up and Created the GenderAvenger Tally App (GenderAvenger)

This Woman Was Threatened With Rape After Calling Out Sexist Video Games—and Then Something Inspiring Happened (Mother Jones)

‘Digital campaigns on women’s rights are most likely to win’ (The Telegraph)

Violence Against Women: The Washington Post’s Sad, Sloppy Journalism (PsychCentral)

Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya (Reporters without Borders)

Gender at the ‘New York Times’: The Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever (Pacific Standard)

It’s not just Jill Abramson: Women everywhere are getting pushed out of journalism (Washington Post)

Supreme Court to consider online-threats case (Washington Post)

#YesAllWomen reveals the constant barrage of sexism that women face (by Jessica Valenti at The Guardian)

How To Cover Hillary Clinton Without Being Sexist (ThinkProgress)

APME once gave women journalists tips on how to ‘make a man feel like a boss’ (Poynter)

LadyBits’ First and Last Year on Medium (Medium)

Why We Need More Positive Representations of Women in Sports Media and How We Can Support Them (Everyday Feminism)

A place for women in soccer journalism (Medium)

A River Changes Young Women’s Photography, and Their Lives (Lens Blog)

Women on the frontline: female photojournalists’ visions of conflict (The Guardian)

The woman saving Uganda’s lost and abandoned children (CNN) On journalist Gladys Kalibala

The women reporters determined to cover World War Two (BBC)

Time cover girl Laverne Cox: ‘There’s not just one trans story’ (Poynter)

The Cast of the New Star Wars Won’t Be Quite So White and Male, After All (Slate)

WSJ Potomac Watch Columnist Kimberley Strassel Recipient of $250k Bradley Prize (Fishbowl DC)

Jennifer Orsi named new managing editor of Tampa Bay Times (Poynter)

Lynne Segall Promoted to EVP, Group Publisher of Hollywood Reporter and Billboard (Hollywood Reporter)

Robyn Tomlin, former Thunderdome editor, heads to Pew (Poynter)

Kelly McBride named Poynter’s Vice President for Academic Programs (Poynter)

LA Times hires freelancer Carolina Miranda as new arts and culture blogger (LA Observed)

Photo Journal: Alison Wright – Spanning the Globe (NPPA)

The 60-second interview: Laurie Hays, senior executive editor, Bloomberg News (Capital New York)

Photojournalist Kitra Cahana Defends A Different Kind of Freedom at TED (MediaStorm)

Interview with Louisa Reynolds | 2014/15 Neuffer Fellow (International Women’s Media Foundation)

Q&A: Penelope Muse Abernathy on how community newspapers can face the digital transition (Nieman Journalism Lab)

Photojournalist Paola Gianturco wants to spread the stories of the subjects of her photographs (VIDEO) (Women’s eNews)

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Jill Abramson ‘Ouster’: Special Edition Reading List

The Gender Report traditionally provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Much electronic ink has been spilled this week over the firing of Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times. The dust has yet to settle on the controversies that surround what happened. Rather than add to what has already been said, we’ve compiled a reading list of just some of what has been written. 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. See this week’s general reading list here.

From the New York Times

Times Ousts Jill Abramson as Executive Editor, Elevating Dean Baquet (New York Times)

What Might Leadership Change Mean for Times Readers? (by Margaret Sullivan – New York Times Public Editor)

After Criticism, Times Publisher Details Decision to Oust Top Editor (New York Times)

Seeking Answers

Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times (Politico)

Why Jill Abramson Was Fired (New Yorker)

Was Jill Abramson Fired After Complaining About Pay Discrimination? (Huffington Post)

New York Times Defends Editor’s Sudden Firing, Blaming Her ‘Arbitrary Decision-Making’ (Mashable)

Responses and Commentary

How an historic moment in the news business is undercut by race and gender politics (All Digitocracy)

I Sort of Hope We Find Out That Jill Abramson Was Robbing the Cash Register: Trying to explain a singularly humiliating firing (New Republic)

The Prettiest Girl at the Party: Jill Abramson and the New York Times (Medium)

‘Brilliant,’ ‘respected’ and ‘uniquely powerful’: Some different words about Jill Abramson (Poynter)

To Young Women at the New York Times, Jill Abramson Was Everything  (XX Factor)

Reflections on ‘Editing While Female’

Editing While Female: Field notes from one of journalism’s most dangerous jobs (by Susan Glasser in Politico Magazine)

Jill Abramson Will Never Know Why She Got Fired (by Ann Friedman for NY Mag)

Dear Jill: From One Pushy Media Dame to Another (by Kara Swisher in Re/code)

Examining the State of Women in Journalism

Boys on the bus are back (Politico)

Here’s What Female And Male Journalists Actually Make (Buzzfeed)

With Jill Abramson’s NY Times Ouster, None Of The Ten Largest Papers Are Led By Women (MMFA)

As Jill Abramson exits the NY Times, a look at how women are faring in newsrooms (Pew Research Center)

There have been many more articles written (and are sure to be many more in the near future). Feel free to share others in the comment section below or by emailing genderreport[at]gmail.com.