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Khadija Ismayilova on Trial: A Lesson in Courage for the International Community

Christophe Deloire | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Christophe Deloire

Four years after the Arab Spring, is it still possible to imagine that an ultra-repressive regime is the best defense against instability? Must we turn a blind eye to this regime's human rights violations because of its "secular" nature?

Funny Girl Gig: Cecily Strong Fourth Female Entertainer At White House Correspondents' Dinner

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong, 31, is the fourth female featured solo entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, on Saturday, April 25. Considered one of the top gigs in the comedy business, the annual roast of the president and politicians is considered Washington's equivalent to the Oscars and called the "Nerd Prom."

D.C. Journalist Calls 'House Of Cards' Character 'Destructive' For Female Reporters

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meredith Shiner is a D.C.-based political reporter and a woman, but the similarities to Zoe Barnes from the Netflix series "House Of Cards" end there,...

This Is Why Female Journalists Deserve More Respect

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media

And this right here, folks, is why it takes a very strong person to be a female journalist. A new study by the think tank Demos looking at millions...

NY Times Front Page Dominated By Women

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media

There was something quite noteworthy about the New York Times front page Thursday morning. Take a look: Photo via Newseum Female journalis...

Closing The Media's Gender Gap

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.02.2014 | Media

The role of women in media and gender inequality in the workplace were the dominant topics of discussion at the National Press Club on Monday night. ...

NFTE Philadelphia's Advocate, Cynthia Gouw: Actress, Journalist, Model and Community Activist

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Cynthia Gouw's career is built on reinvention -- she went from model, to actress, to journalist, from an aspiring lawyer, to fearless advocate for Asian American culture, to compassionate community activist.

Where Are The Women?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Hot on the heels of reports that woman journalists face sexual harassment and abuse at the workplace comes more bad news about women in the media -- t...

UNESCO Taking Measures To Protect Female Journalists From Violence

Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, Women's eNews (WOMENSENEWS)--The danger and intimidation surrounding female journalists can be told through many individual ...

Trailblazing Journalist Dies

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media

UNION, Maine (AP) — Judith Glassman Daniels, who blazed a trail for women in the publishing world and became the first woman to serve as top editor ...

8 Women-Focused Must-Reads for Your Summer List

Barbara Lee | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

Sure, ad revenue-generating cover stories often hit on the trifecta of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. But women's magazines are aptly proving that these topics and "serious" journalism can seamlessly co-exist.

Why Women Journalists Are Still Underrepresented In The Newsroom

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Fifty years ago, it was almost impossible to find a female journalist in most testosterone-filled news organizations. And while the field has diversif...

Bonnie Fuller: 'There Is An Incredible Bias Against Women's Magazines'

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media

Many women's magazines are producing serious journalism, but they are slow to gain public recognition for it — an issue that editors have long raise...

We Knew What We Had To Do, And We Did It

Jessica Bennett | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Jessica Bennett

We noticed it only superficially, at first. We'd spot a story we'd suggested under the byline of a more respected male colleague. Other times, one of us would be asked to rewrite somebody else's sloppy draft -- only to notice how he rose above us on the masthead.

True Courage in Journalism

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media
Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.

Tonight, the International Women's Media Foundation will hold its annual Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, honoring three women journalists for their courageous reporting and presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lessons From the 2012 Women's Global Forum: Day One

Elinor Steele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Elinor Steele

Women in the world today have the ability to be a part of things that not even a few years ago would have been unheard of.

Men Still Dominating Bylines In Journalism

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.29.2012 | Media

A new study released on Tuesday revealed that men continue to dominate the majority of bylines on articles published in various types of news outlets....

The Women of NPR

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women

You're familiar with the stereotype: humorless, ever so slightly imperious, Birkenstock-wearing brown-rice enthusiasts. These are the women of NPR, fo...

Journalism's 'Old Girls' Club'

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media

We've come a long way since the 1970s, but in terms of women's achievement, NPR is still a notable outlier. Two years ago, Audie Cornish left her post...

Meet Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kate Adie | Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

Reporting from war zones in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, covering disasters in Bangladesh, massacres in Rwanda and the siege of the I...

Women Foreign Correspondents Face Many Hazards

The Washington Post | Emily Wax, Thursday, April 14, 8:44 PM | Posted 06.15.2011 | Media

As a 28-year-old reporter about to cover Africa in 2002, I was sent to rural Virginia to attend hostile-environment training, where former British Roy...

Writer/Editor Julie Taraska

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Chauncey Zalkin

What does Julie Taraska make? She makes meaning of all the disparate design forces out there. Through her Product Placement series in New York - run...

Byline Gender Gap: Why Women's Voices Are Underrepresented... And How We Can Change That

The Poynter Institute | Mallary Jean Tenore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Mallary Jean Tenore The Poynter Institute Women have made the case for years that there aren't enough female voices in the opinion pages. The root...

Global Girl Media: Bringing Out the Absent Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Kamala Lopez, U.S. Program Director for Global Girl Media, is on a mission to nurture the voices of young women in underserved communities and developing nations. I recently sat down with Lopez for an interview.

Lebanese News Station's Cowardice in Sex Braggart Scandal Makes Saudi Female Journalist the Scapegoat

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Something got lost in all the outrage last week over the conviction and lashing sentence of the 22-year-old Saudi woman journalist who worked for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. What is the LBC doing to support their journalist?