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

Check out the Women's Media Center's new infographic by clicking here.
Check out the Women’s Media Center’s new infographic by clicking here.

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
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.

Advertisements

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)

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.

Women in journalism: Reading list 2/13/12

The Gender Report is now providing 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.

-REPORT: By A Nearly 2 To 1 Margin, Cable Networks Call On Men Over Women To Comment On Birth Control (Think Progress)

-Four Tips for Male Journalists Who Want to Discuss Women’s Health (Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress)

-Sunday Shows Overwhelmingly White And Male: Study (Huffington Post – Media)

-A Painterly World Press Photo Winner: “We seldom see veiled women in this way, at such an intimate moment.” (Lens – New York Times photo blog)

-BBC ‘got it wrong on women’ (The Guardian)

-The grammar of assault: Salisbury paper learns why ‘performing a sex act’ misrepresents the crime (Poynter)

-Cal Thomas Apologizes To Rachel Maddow For Contraception Comment (Huffington Post – Media)

-In the New York Times, Sheryl Sandberg Is Lucky, Men Are Good (Rebecca Rosen for The Atlantic)

-Finding ‘Life, Death And Hope’ In A Mumbai Slum: Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo (NPR’s Fresh Air)

-When did The New York Times first get…[a woman reporter with a desk in the newsroom]? (Poynter)

-What it’s like to cover ‘unbearable’ stories of rape in Congo (by Lynsey Addario for Women Under Siege, a project to document sexualized violence in conflict. The project’s website launched this week.)

-From darkness, dignity: Why sexualized violence must move from the shadows (by Lara Logan for Women Under Siege)

-$20K grants available for female-driven digital journalism start-ups (10,000 Words)

-Help PhD research into women in journalism (Journalism.co.uk)

Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. We encourage readers to submit suggestions of articles to include in future editions of this feature by sending an email to genderreport@gmail.com. For links to articles like these throughout the week, follow @GenderReport on Twitter.

Week in Review: Women journalists in the news

This week was chock-full of stories about women in journalism. Here are a few of the highlights and links for where you can find more.

Treatment of female journalists abroad

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who was working on assignment for the New York Times, was strip searched and “humiliated” by soldiers during a security check when she entered Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to an article by the Associated Press. Due to her pregnancy, Addario requested not to have to go through the X-ray machine out of concern for her child. She instead was forced to go through the machine three times while soldiers watched and laughed. She then was strip searched by a female officer. An apology came Monday for the incident from Israel’s Defense Ministry.

After being released, journalist Mona Eltahawy posted this photo to Twitter showing the casts she needed as a result of injuries sustained during her detainment by security forces in Egypt. Eltahawy says she was beaten and sexually assaulted.

In addition, as we reported on last week, the risks for women reporters in Egypt are gaining media attention again after two female foreign journalists were sexually assaulted. The issue continued in the news this week as the women shared their stories.

Caroline Sinz, a broadcast journalist from France, was assaulted while covering protests. Additionally. Egyptian-American blogger and journalist Mona Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted by local Egyptian security forces. A number of articles told of the pervasiveness of sexual assault, not just for journalists, and told these women’s stories. Here are a few:

Many reports made mention of “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan, who was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square in February (Read our post on that attack here). The Women’s Media Center posted a video interview with Logan by founding president Carol Jenkins discussing her experience this week. Logan received the center’s Whole Truth Award, which was one of several given out at the Women’s Media Awards this week (Update: Read the WMC’s write up on the awards here).

Women who lead

The American Journalism Review this week looked at the question of whether women lead newsrooms differently. The article was specifically a response to the following comment by Jill Abramson, who (as we’ve previously written about) recently became the first woman to serve as the New York Times’ executive editor: “The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn’t true” (as stated in a Sept. 10 New York Times column). The AJR article found that many top female managers and researchers disagree with her statement.

In addition, a new study in New Zealand by Dr. Catherine Strong looked at reasons behind the lack of women in journalism management and why women leave journalism. Strong attributed this issue to a “glass bubble” instead of the “glass ceiling.” Read more about the study here.

Other articles of note

A number of other noteworthy articles on topics related to women and media, including women journalists, popped up lately. Here are a few to add to your reading list if you haven’t already:

This is the Gender Report’s Week in Review, a weekly post that highlights some of the major stories related to gender issues this week. Some of these stories may have already appeared in our News Feed or in the week’s Gender Checks. We’ll at times include a longer analysis of stories as well as bring attention to stories that may have slipped through the cracks of the week’s news cycle.