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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Gender Check 9/14/11 – 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 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 14 was titled “There’s an Exciting Clash on the Field. Oh, That’s the Uniform.” Its subject was the growing trend of fashion-forward uniforms in college football.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – ESPN reporter
  2. Male – Under Armour senior vice president
  3. Male – spokesman for University of Maryland
  4. Male – director of football for Adidas

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 14 was titled “What’s Gov. Perry’s Drug Controversy All About?.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – governor and republican presidential candidate

Notes/Analysis: Most of the information for this story came from public statements or prior material compiled on Gov. Perry.