The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers

The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers

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Report by Eleanor Mills, Katie Hind, Áine QuinnResearchers: Megan Baynes, Caitlin Doherty, Jessica Frank-Keyes, Emily Hawkins, Sara Lovejoy, Evie PrichardThis research will be launched at a public event at the LSE on September 19 2017Read the report with charts in PDF: The Tycoon and the Es ...
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Grenfell Tower: Why aren’t more women covering big news stories? The readers, and the general public, are not getting the full story, writes Katie Hind

Grenfell Tower: Why aren’t more women covering big news stories? The readers, and the general public, are not getting the full story, writes Katie Hind

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They are words I’ve heard several times in my career, whenever I deviate from my usual beat of writing about celebrities, but this time it was much more memorable.“What’s that f-ing showbiz girl doing down here?”, I overheard a male news reporter from a rival newspaper say. I was at Grenfell ...
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Standard masculine viewpoints dominate the agenda and public understanding, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Standard masculine viewpoints dominate the agenda and public understanding, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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Four years ago, a student from a reputable university asked if we could meet for coffee. She really, really, really wanted to become a newspaper or online journalist and wanted me to tell her all about it. We met. Naomi (not her real name) was smart, informed and enthusiastic. She knew more about th ...
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Gender and the news industry: Why it’s important to focus on mainstream newspapers. Despite the loss of readership, they shape the discourse on contemporary issues, writes Marina Franchi

Gender and the news industry: Why it’s important to focus on mainstream newspapers. Despite the loss of readership, they shape the discourse on contemporary issues, writes Marina Franchi

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Marina Franchi will take part in the panel discussion The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers, hosted by LSE Business Review, Women in Journalism UK and Catalyst.In her blog post, Allyson Zimmerman identifies the press as a site where stereotypical representations o ...
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Media should reflect all society, not just a typically male ruling class, writes Jane Martinson

Media should reflect all society, not just a typically male ruling class, writes Jane Martinson

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A hunch five years ago that the front pages of British newspapers were dominated by men prompted research that proved the hunch right: daily newspapers were full of male writers and voices.Since then much has changed, not least the appointment of the UK’s second female prime minister, the first wo ...
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British society sees itself through a predominantly old, white male gaze

British society sees itself through a predominantly old, white male gaze

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The media is the mirror that society holds up to itself, it is through newspapers – online and off – that the first draft of history is created and power held to account. At Women in Journalism we believe that it is vital to the functioning of democracy that the mirror the media holds up to soci ...
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IMPRESS is dedicated to acting fairly and impartially as a regulator of news publishers across the United Kingdom. Our first Board members took up their posts two years ago, when IMPRESS was in its start-up phase. Now, with more than 100 news publications in the process of signing up, and a professi ...
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Welcome to the team, Grace Holliday

Welcome to the team, Grace Holliday

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Grace Holliday has been appointed as Women in Journalism’s new social media intern, as our previous intern Georgia Edkins joins the Daily Mail Graduate Trainee Scheme.Grace is a freelance writer, journalist and social media manager who has written for the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan and Time ...
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Rebecca Vincent at Women in Journalism Summer Party

Rebecca Vincent at Women in Journalism Summer Party

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The Women in Journalism 2017 summer party was held on Monday 24 July 2017 at the Ned, 27 Poultry, London. We would like to thank the Ned for hosting our 200 guests, and Perrier Jouet who provided champagne.Eve Pollard, honorary President of WIJ, and Eleanor Mills, WIJ chair and editorial director ...
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Women in Journalism with Inspiring Women at NEWS UK

Women in Journalism with Inspiring Women at NEWS UK

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Inspiring Women, Women in Journalism and News UK hosted 30 of the UK's top female journalists and editors and 150 young women from state schools across London for a morning of networking, advice, and of course, inspiration. Co-hosted by Editorial Director of the Sunday Times, Elean ...
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