WOMEN AND GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE NEWS MEDIA: Advances and Set-backs
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (Evening)
TIME: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Journalism is changing—print news shrinks, while social media expands, with speed being valued over accuracy. “Fake news” became a byword in the 2016 election. But the more things change, the more they remain the same. Especially gender inequality!
Men still dominate hard news, particularly on camera. Women have less “say” in what is considered “newsworthy.” On average, newspaper editorial boards have seven men to four women. Talk radio overwhelmingly tilts Republican. The tip of the iceberg is the largest nation’s cable news network, Fox News Chan-nel (FNC), which calls itself “fair and balanced,” but is anything but!
Linda Kramer Jenning, an independent journalist, contributor to Ms. Magazine, and former Washington editor for Glamour, will discuss the role of women in the media, advances as well as setbacks, both in the U.S. and globally, and changing trends in the media and publishing.
The event is co- sponsored by the D.C. chapter of the Women’s National Book Association and the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS).
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members