Across the UK and much of Europe, women make up around half of the number of journalists, and more women than men are now choosing journalism as a career. In a special live discussion in honour of International Women’s Day, we’ll be asking what this means for media coverage and how stories are told, with some of the UK and the EU’s leading female voices.
Join us on 15 March 2022 from 14:00 – 15:30 in Central London (address provided upon registration), when we’ll be asking – how has the recent rise of women in journalism impacted agenda setting in the news industry?
Despite this rise, women are still under-represented in media ownership, information production, and in decision-making editorial positions. Male journalists still dominate the news, business, and comment sections, and there remains a lack of parity in the coverage and the portrayal of men and women in the media.
At this event we’ll ask the significance of the gender of a discourse leader, and its impact on the narrative, the telling, and editorial direction of a story. Delving into both print and online journalism, we’ll ask whether rising numbers of women editors in the media industry results in more nuanced coverage – and what the challenges are to women online and on social media. Our expert panel of leading women in journalism will share some of the positive steps made in recent years, and reflect on how to challenge established ways of thinking in their industry.
ON THE PANEL:
Stefanie Bolzen – UK and Ireland correspondent for German broadsheets WELT and WELT am Sonntag
Suzanne Franks – Professor of Journalism, City University London
Alison Phillips – Editor, Daily Mirror, Chair, Women in Journalism
Deborah Bonetti – Director, Foreign Press Association, London