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Women in Journalism

Illuminating Women's Voices From Within

Mariane Pearl | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Mariane Pearl

Bonding through our stories is crucial because it can create a global dialogue in which each voice matters as opposed to the cacophony of opinions we tend to replace them with. Connecting the dots between your life and those of others is what women do well. Now is the right time to help women and girls tell their stories.

Sexist Job Ad Seeks Reporter Who Is 'Less Paula Zahn, More Zoe Barnes'

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.25.2015 | Media

As if it weren’t hard enough already for women to make their way in journalism, where 63 percent of the bylines and on-camera appearances go to men....

Can Blind Auditions Change the Ratio of Women in Tech Journalism?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I was to be successful as a female tech founder, I would have to be more resilient, more persistent -- and willing to create an independent voice for our company, because I couldn't count on coverage by the press if I was in such a minority.

The Art of Pursuing Your Dreams

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

Her story shows people that you can live your childhood dreams through dedication and hard work. In the same breath, you can use your dream career to influence your community in a positive manner.

The Media's Women Problem In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.30.2014 | Media

The media was all over President Obama's remarks about Eric Shinseki -- who resigned as head of the VA -- on Friday, but there was one glaring problem...

Tattoos and Women in Journalism

Mike Webb | Posted 06.28.2014 | Hawaii
Mike Webb

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a tattoo of the Times' "T" on her back. And I thought that was kind of cool. As the leader of America's foremost daily news organization, Abramson has to have a thick skin.

An Empowering 'Peace Journalism' Program for Young Afghans -- Part III of a Series

Culture-ist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Some of the challenges Tamana faces are particular to working in less developed countries. When she went out to shoot her first documentary, the bulk of the filming was done in a village where most people did not know what a camera was.

5 Things You Should Know About TIME's New Managing Editor

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women

Another great first for women in journalism was announced this week: Nancy Gibbs has been appointed the first female managing editor of TIME magazine....

Why I Want To Become An International Investigative Journalist But Can't

Bernadette Lim | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
Bernadette Lim

With issues as complex and dangerous as prostitution, human trafficking, and female genital mutilation, I realized that perhaps the most effective and respectful way to initiate change against such injustices was exposing the multiple dimensions of each story through the power of storytelling.

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.

Some Of The Most Sexist Things Said To Female Reporters

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media

There are lots of stories out there about how much sexism -- and worse -- female reporters have to deal with. Now, a new Tumblr called "Said to Lady J...

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...

Little Ms. Journalist

Emma Goss | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Emma Goss

Instead of hearing the words, "pencils down," college students are now hearing just the opposite. Increasingly, colleges are empowering women to take on leading roles in one of the most competitive industries -- journalism.

Introducing Ms. Gloria Steinem

Christine Bronstein | Posted 04.01.2012 | San Francisco
Christine Bronstein

What is the cost to society when half of the nation's best minds and best ideas -- women's minds and women's ideas -- are left out?

The Real Heroines in Media

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

These women don't let anything stand in their way of telling the stories that need to be told. They don't back down. They won't be silenced. These are the real heroines of media.

Courage in Journalism

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Despite the hazards that have threatened her life and the life of her family, Parisa Hafezi, bureau chief for Reuters in Iran, has fought efforts to censor reporting and has battled against tough restrictions on women in the media.

Afghan Women and the Media - Is Their Story Being Told?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently, 660 women comprise the ranks of the 2,000 media professionals in Afghanistan. In 2000, that number was zero.

Joanne Lipman: The Mismeasure Of Woman | JOANNE LIPMAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For the first time, women make up half the work force. The Shriver Report, out just last week, found that mothers are the major breadwinners in 40 pe...

Women in the Media: A Night of Recognition

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

The Women's Media Center was packed with women active in old and new media, advocacy, and culture.

Sitting on the Sidelines is so Yesterday

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

In what felt like a call to action, women at this conference imparted their wisdom from their life experiences and empowered one another through their stories of achievement, generosity, and courage.