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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January 28, 2010 posted by adminThe Women's Media Center has launched campaign protesting CBS's decision to air a Focus on the Family ad during the...
January 27, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdPresident Obama is all set to deliver his first State of the Union address this evening at 9pm EST. The...
January 25, 2010 posted by Linda BaschOver a week has passed since the earthquake in Haiti shook the world. Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti...
January 15, 2010 posted by Linda BaschAs reports filter in from Haiti in the aftermath of Wednesday's catastrophic earthquake, it is difficult to...
January 7, 2010 posted by adminThe Women's Media Center has an exclusive from Mary Alice Crim of Free Press on a campaign for net neutrality. Check...

News

  • April 27, 2012

    Yale School of Management Assistant Professor Victoria Brescoll finds that even women in power purposely curtail how much they speak in a group because they’re aware, whether they like it or not, that being too outspoken can be off-putting...


  • April 25, 2012

    Karin Kamp asks  "Is there an upside to the so-called 'war on women'? Could it be mobilizing a new generation of women leaders?" She interviews some prominent women representing the interests of other women to find out.

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  • April 23, 2012

    Shari Graydon ofr Informed Opinions, a Canadian initiative to build women’s leadership through media engagement, discusses the Alberta election between two female candidates for Premier, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith and the Conservatives...


  • April 23, 2012

    Publishers Weekly roundup of the status of feminish publishers. 


  • April 20, 2012

    An Huffington Post analysis of the films competing at the 2012 Cannes festival finds that none of the 23 movies eligible for awards like the prestigious Palme D'Or were directed by women. And just two of the films chosen for the "Un Certain...