Women in journalism: Reading list 10/7/2012

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

Local TV anchor [Jennifer Livingston] criticized for her weight: ‘I don’t take a lot of crap from people’ (Poynter) (See also our related Week in Review post “Television host, documentary highlight widening gap in gender access“)

Women dominate in the classroom so why not in the newsrooms and boardrooms? (Wannabe Hacks)

University of Montana newspaper publishes controversial rape-joke cartoon (Poynter)

CPJ Press Freedom Awards: Honoring tenacity and courage (Committee to Protect Journalists) Liberian journalist Mae Azango is one of the awardees.

‘USA Today’ Founder Honoring Olive Garden Columnist Marilyn Hagerty (NPR)

W’s Nina Lawrence Decamps for WSJ (Adweek)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 4/29/12

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 Digital (Gender) Divide: Women Are More Likely Than Men to Have a Blog (and a Facebook Profile) (The Atlantic)

Sri Lanka’s Top Media Jobs Still Elude Women  (Asia Sentinel)

Two Egyptian journalists attacked in Alexandria (Committee to Protect Journalists)

Journalist and human rights activist Dina Meza threatened again (Reporters Without Borders)

Liberian journalist Mae Azango on cold threats, hot stories (Committee to Protect Journalists)

Journalism professor awarded for diversity work (Baylor Lariat)

U. of Maryland j-school dean finalists make presentations (JimRomenesko.com)

Debra Leithauser leaves Washington Post for McClatchy (Poynter)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 4/8/12

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

Are Boy Bylines Better Than Girl Bylines? (Michele Weldon at Huffington Post Media)

National Magazine Award Nominees: A Byline Gender Count (With Links!) (Ann Friedman) – This post set off a series of commentaries on gender and the awards. Read about what followed and access a round-up of related links here.

NYU releases list of ’100 Outstanding Journalists’ (Poynter)

The 22 Outstanding (Women) Journalists in the Last 100 Years (The Atlantic Wire)

ASNE chooses five women editors for leadership panel (Poynter)

Total and minority newsroom employment declines in 2011 but loss continues to stabilize (ASNE) – The percentage of women in newsrooms did not change in 2011, staying at 36.9 percent. See our related post here.

Life as a female foreign reporter (The Guardian)

World Pulse Wins Award in First Intel Hackathon (World Pulse)

Africa: Giving Girls a Voice (AllAfrica)

Women’s group pioneering Kenya’s investigative journalism (The Hotpot)

For women in work this is a perfect storm of inequality (Tanya Gold for The Guardian)

Pakistani Journalist Finds Hockey and Hope in Minnesota (KSTP)

Q&A: How Susan Brownmiller fought the media on rape in war, and won (Women Under Siege)

A Tribute to Indonesia’s Most Senior Journalist (Jakarta Globe)

In Liberia, journalist Mae Azango moves a nation (Committee to Protect Journalists)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 3/25/12

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

State of the News Media 2012 (Project for Excellence in Journalism) – Five of top 20 newsmakers in 2011 were women.

Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Women in Journalism (Engenderings)

Four Women-Led News Projects Pick Up Prizes from McCormick Foundation (MediaShift Idea Lab)

JAWS CAMP Fellowships available for 2012 (Journalism & Women Symposium)

Channel 4’s gender equality under the spotlight as several key women leave (Guardian)

Dorothy Townsend dies at 88; L.A. Times reporter broke newsroom barrier (LA Times)

Equal access: Melissa Ludtke broke barriers as a female reporter (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

WaPo loses another top exec (Romenesko) – Jenny Abramson leaving to join a D.C.-based digital start-up

Melanie Sill, former Sacramento Bee editor, selected as KPCC’s executive editor (KPCC)

‘One of the Hardest-Working Women in Television Journalism’ (TVNewser) – On MSNBC’s Chris Jansing

Liberian Writer Mae Azango Forced Into Hiding for Story on Female Genital Cutting (Daily Beast)

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Women in journalism: Reading list 3/18/12

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

Zimbabwe’s Female Journalists Get U.S. Backing to Promote Equity in The Newsrooms (Voice of America)

Female journalists offer students insights (The National) – a panel discussion as part of the Women as Global Leaders conference hosted by Zayed University

#jpod – Gender and conflict journalism: How far have we come? (Journalism.co.uk)

Scripps Howard Awards announced (Poynter)

Her Rightful Place (Insider Higher Ed) – female philosophers and the New York Times’ obits

Reporting on conflict: ‘No-brainer that women are out there’ (Journalism.co.uk)

Are Book Publishers To Blame For Gender Discrimination? (Huffington Post)

Future of Feminism: No More Media Sexualization of Women (Ms. Blog)

Alice C. Steinbach, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78 (Baltimore Sun)

In Liberia, reporting on genital mutilation draws threats (CPJ)

Liberia: IFJ Calls On Govt to Protect Threatened Female Journalist (AllAfrica)

Azerbaijan journalist ‘blackmailed’ with explicit video (The New Age)

Man arrested in connection to assault on journalist (INSI)

Marie Colvin: Mourners say farewell to ‘talented, compassionate’ war reporter (The Guardian)

Jill Abramson on the NYT as local vs. international paper: ‘We can have it all’ (Poynter)

‘WSJ’ hires away ‘New York Times’ social media editor Liz Heron (Capital New York)

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