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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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By Vivienne Heston-Demirel As women anchors become more visible in some of the top spots in broadcast news, it is depressing to learn that NPR...
This is what the NCRW network is all about. Today, the Women’s Media Center featured an exclusive on the innovative approach of The...
The National Council for Research on Women harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a...
March 11, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird

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