Communications, Culture & Society

Mainstream media and the communications sector are still largely male-dominated in management, ownership and representation. Women hold only 3 percent of leadership positions in the sector. And despite the parity of female and male graduates from journalism schools in the U.S., women reporters on average make $9,000 less per year than their male cohorts. New media and the internet are offering new opportunities for women’s involvement, with an estimated 7.3 million more women online than men and 23 million women who use blogs, including the emerging “momosphere,” or moms who blog. A vibrant feminist media is building alliances to combat sexism and amplify voices and critical viewpoints. Initiatives from our network, such as SheSource and the Women’s Media Center, are aiming to address the absence of women as experts and opinion leaders in the public sphere.

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As Egypt enters the second week of protests against the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, women are speaking out about what the uprising means to them,...
The Women's Media Center has produced this fantastic video, calling on the media to move over and let women tell their stories.  Take a moment...
By Kyla Bender-Baird“Sexualization of girls is nothing short of an epidemic,” said Hunter College President Jennifer Raab at the SPARK...
October is Domestic Violence month--a month to recognize not only the disturbing prevalance of domestic violence but also the strength we have to...
It's always a proud moment to find out where NCRW's former interns have landed after their time with us has ended. It was with great excitement,...

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