We are aiming to find answers to how the lives of women in the profession have changed, whether or not they have more power in editorial decision-making, whether the media’s use of female subject matter experts has grown or decreased, and what the impact of the pandemic has been on women.

WIJ chair, Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips, said: “There has rarely been a more important time for good journalism. And yet the pressures on journalism – particularly for women – continue to grow. This survey will give us a deeper understanding of what’s really going on in the UK media and how best we can support those journalists working within it.” 

Man Bites Dog’s Founder and CEO Claire Mason said: “Man Bites Dog is campaigning to close the Gender Say Gap – the underrepresentation of women and diverse experts in business and public life. This study is critical in establishing the role of female journalists in deciding whose stories are told, how women are represented as leaders and experts, and shaping a more inclusive news and policy agenda.”

The research study fieldwork has been supported by business research organisation, Coleman Parkes, and is targeted at male and female journalists working in all areas and levels of the industry. It is being distributed to WIJ’s 900+ members and to over 30,000 subscribers to the PR software and services company, CISION, which is also supporting the campaign.  End date June 30

To take part in the survey please visit https://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p482065095026.aspx?ISID=1