Newsrooms Need More Women: Ending Gender Imbalance


There are many more women graduating with journalism degrees than men, however, men continue to dominate today’s newsrooms. Why does the newsroom culture seem to favor men? The problem is particularly evident in national media outlets and in major markets. More male anchors, more male experts, more male bylines. Pulitzer prize winning journalist, editor, and author Amanda Bennett will lead a conversation on the issue and share what she has learned in her efforts to advocate for more women in news media. Ms. Bennett helped initiate efforts at Bloomberg News and at Voice of America to elevate the role of women. The integration of higher technology in the news gathering process has not always helped. It is no secret that the number of women in tech jobs also trails that of men.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced