Women in Media
Whilst education trends show that more women than men are studying for media-related careers and employment trends indicate that women are employed in media professions in ever-increasing numbers, women still struggle to advance their careers. Despite an increase in the last decade today women occupy 26% of the governing and 27% of the top management jobs; they often get passed over for promotion and are significantly underrepresented in the decision-making structures of media companies. In addition, women are underrepresented in new coverage, where they are represented in ways that tend to reinforce gender stereotypes. When women are reporting, the coverage of women raises, while gender stereotypes decrease. Studies of newspapers and television broadcasts show for instance a positive correlation between the number of women sports journalists and editors and the quantity of women sports coverage.
Partner in charge: Claudia Ramos