By Laura Dorwart
10 March 2019
Despite decades-long efforts from female journalists, broadcasters, writers, editors, and other media professionals, a gap persists in the representation and employment of women across all forms of media. The imbalance is even starker for female media professionals who are otherwise marginalized, like women of color, women with disabilities, and women who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.
The Women’s Media Center, a feminist organization that aims to close the gender and racial gaps in media with pointed research and training, recently released its annual flagship report on women’s media representation, including both the inequalities that haven’t been addressed and the progress that’s been made over the past year.
The 2019 report, “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019,” aggregates and analyzes the results of over 94 studies about the current status of women in media. The report identified a number of persistent inequalities in media representation across print and online media, radio and television, film, gaming, and engineering. The report includes original Women’s Media Center research, as well as academic and industry surveys and reports from organizations like newsrooms, media nonprofits, and labor unions.
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