Annual report: The media are male and getting maler
The media are male and getting maler, says Amanda Hess:
"This week, the Women's Media Center released its annual report on the state of women in the nation's newsrooms, radio stations, and film sets. The good news: In 2011, women held 40.5 percent of newsroom jobs, compared to the 36.6 percent they occupied in 2010. (Women's representation at American newspapers had hovered below the 40 percent mark for more than a decade). The bad news: By almost every other measure, media remains overwhelmingly male, and it's getting maler. ...
"It's easy to hide behind that old journalistic convention of objectivity, but when your 'unbiased' hiring strategy results in the systematic underrepresentation of women, something very biased is going on."