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.
–Why 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors (Poynter)
–Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media (TEDx)
–After 40 Years, It’s Still Ms. To Readers (New York Times)
–Female Fox Anchor Walks Off Set After Co-Host’s Sexist Joke (Think Progress)
–Sharing the Success of the 2012 Voices of Our Future Program (World Pulse Blog)
–Indian Journalist Priyanka Borpujari Named 2012-13 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow (International Women’s Media Foundation)
–Mexican reporter goes missing with her son, aged two (Guardian)
–Robin Roberts: I’m Going to Beat This (Good Morning America)
–The Feministing Five: Elizabeth Mendez Berry (Feministing)
–Sallie Hofmeister exits LA Times, Curley joins Register (LA Observed)
–Andrea Bruce Wins First Chris Hondros Award (NYTimes Lens Blog)
–Sarah Cohen to join New York Times (JimRomenesko.com)
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Friday, Aug. 26, marked the 91st anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. To mark what is referred to as Women’s Equality Day, a number of news outlets, blogs and women’s groups as well as President Barack Obama shared thoughts, statements and stories about the anniversary.
Additionally, a number of women’s groups have gotten together to launch HERvotes, a campaign to mobilize women voters in 2012 specifically around the issues of health care and economic rights (Check out the website: www.hervotes.org).
In line with that effort, Ms. Magazine compiled a list of 10 laws that advanced women that are now being “threatened” or are at risk. That list includes women’s right to vote, which some argue is being challenged by new ID requirements that 34 states considered this year that aim at students, people of color and women, particularly since perhaps as many as 32 million women do not have the required documentation in their current legal name.
Here’s a selection of Women’s Equality Day coverage and commentary:
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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.