WRITE UP: In Conversation with Ingrid and Joachim Wall: By Ashleigh Swan

When Swedish journalist Kim Wall went to interview an eccentric inventor in the summer of 2017, the story ended in tragedy. Three years later, Women in Journalism were honoured to welcome Jochim and Ingrid Wall, parents of Kim, to our online event on 14 July to celebrate the life of a remarkable young woman, recorded [...]

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The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers – September 19th, 2017

September 2017:  Report by Eleanor Mills, Kate Hind, Aine Quinn Researchers: Megan Baynes, Caitlin Doherty, Jessica Frank-Keyes, Emily Hawkins, Sara Lovejoy and Evie Prichard Introduction: The media is the mirror that society holds up to itself. It is through newspapers – whether in print or on screen – that the first draft of history is [...]

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WHAT IS MEDIA STEREOTYPING DOING TO OUR BRITISH BOYS? – March 10th, 2009

Hoodies Or Altar Boys WHAT IS MEDIA STEREOTYPING DOING TO OUR BRITISH BOYS? A Women in Journalism/British Library Summit British Library Conference Centre 10 March 2009 Report by Fiona Bawdon, WiJ committee member Research conducted by Echo 1. How the media sees teen boys… Yobs turn street into no-go zone at night‘Gangs of teenagers [...]

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Am I Bovvered?: What are teenage girls really thinking? – September 18th, 2007

September 2007 Report by Fiona Bawdon    Introduction: ‘Am I bovvered? What are teenage girls really thinking?’ was originally the idea of WiJ founder member Ginny Dougary, who first suggested an event to explore what impact the media is having on the ambitions, self-image and aspirations of teenage girls.   Ginny’s initial idea was met [...]

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Seen but not heard: how women make front page news – October 15th, 2012

October 2012: Report let by Jane Martinson Research team: Jane Martinson, Kira Cochrane, Sue Ryan, Tracy Corrigan, Fiona Bawdon Report written by Fiona Bawdon Introduction: The spark for Women in Journalism’s research came from an article written by WiJ committee member Kira Cochrane. Kira wanted to examine the role of women in the British media [...]

By |2020-06-18T17:31:16+01:00August 5th, 2018|Past Projects, Research|Comments Off on Seen but not heard: how women make front page news – October 15th, 2012

The Lady Vanishes – At 45. Autumn 2010

The Lady Vanishes – At 45 BY ALEXANDRA CAMPBELL Life may begin at 40, but for women in the workplace “old age” begins at 45, according to a pilot study on working women and ageism by Women In Journalism. Seventy-one percent of the survey of 100 women described themselves as “very” or “quite” anxious [...]

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Why is British public life dominated by men? December 5th, 2011

(Guardian 5/12/11) Kira Cochrane, WIJ committee member In a typical month,78% of newspaper articles are written by men, 72% of Question Time contributors are men and 84% of reporters and guests on Radio 4′s Today show are men. Where are all the women? I don’t know when the breaking point came. Was it the 2010 election, [...]

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Real Women – The Hidden Sex: 1999

Real Women – The Hidden Sex HOW NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS USE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF WOMEN IN EDITORIAL A report from Women in Journalism by Meg Carter, Mimi Turner and Maureen Paton with research by Publicis Trends Group. 1. INTRODUCTION We began this research with the understanding that there are more men than women in public [...]

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The Cheaper Sex – July 1998: sponsored by TESCO

July 1998 Report by Mary Ann Sieghart and Georgina Henry    Introduction: Women in Journalism commissioned MORI On-Line to conduct an in-depth telephone survey of the background, views and employment of 537 men and women on national newspaers and magazines. The results suggest the following: Women journalists on national newspapers and magazines are better educated [...]

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