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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On September 6th, Jill Abramson will move into the Executive Editor position at The New York Times, becoming the first woman to ever hold the title...
In response to this week's Wall Street Journal blog post, "Nobel Prize Winner Says Women Writers Are Inferior," NCRW President Linda Basch...
By Kyla Bender-BairdStarting off their mornings with some light economic policy talk, people crowded into the Drew Room at the UN Church Center on...
The Girl Scout Research Institute and the Pew Research Center hosted a call recently on Trends in Teen Communication and Social Media Use: What...
Responding to last week's disturbing New York Times front page news that women comprise only 13% of Wikipedia's contributors, NCRW President Linda...

News

  • July 19, 2012

    Amanda Marcotte examines the LA Times' misconstruction of a study on women's sports watching habits.


  • July 18, 2012

    New Zealand-based researcher James Flynn finds that women are now scoring higher on IQ tests than men.


  • July 18, 2012

    A new study of elementary-school-aged girls by researchers at Knox College finds that girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects.


  • July 18, 2012

    Julie Burton and Michelle Kinsey Bruns tackle the prevelence of rape jokes in American culture.


  • July 16, 2012

    A University of Cambridge and University of Oxford study discovered that children who suffered from mathematics anxiety performed worse on math problems, affecting their performance. Girls suffered more math anxiety, even when they performed well.