International and Australian research has shown that women are systematically underrepresented as editors, reporters and sources in the media. In 2013, New Matilda and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism took a snapshot of print and television media. We analysed our findings in a series of stories. This was a team project led by Wendy Bacon, Jenna Price, Julie Posetti and Elise Dalley and involving UTS and Wollongong University student researchers.
Don't weaponise 'freedom of speech' says Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi
This week Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi delivered the annual PEN Sydney Lecture at the Sydney Writers' Festival. I reported on her speech for City Hub.
Have We Achieved Gender Equality In The Media?
This year women cleaned up at the Walkleys - but surveys show discrimination in the media is still rife. Wendy Bacon on the surprising results of our Women in the Media study into TV current affairs.
Women On Air But Still Not Calling The Shots On TV
Men still outnumber women in the most powerful positions in TV news and current affairs, write Wendy Bacon, Elise Dalley and Alex Holder as they continue our Women in the Media series.
The Australian and New Matilda's 'Where are the women in the media?'
Today we published Part 4 of our New Matilda 'Where are the women in the media?' series. On Tuesday, we published Part 3 of our investigation which was a gender breakdown of by lines on a particular day. We called it a 'snapshot' and suggested more research is needed.
Who Do Journos Listen To?
The Women in the Media project tackles the sources journalists turn to for quotes and expert opinion. Whose voices get heard?
Women In The Media Reply To The Oz
The Women in the Media project came under fire yesterday in the pages of The Australian. Wendy Bacon and Elise Dalley respond to claims that their report wasn't 'borne out by the facts'.
Fairfax's sense of gender balance
I'd just finished watching an ABC Q&A show about feminism and decided to take a flick through SMH on iPad before retiring. I started noticing lots of male images. Had the program on feminism oversensitised me to sexism? But it wasn't the first time I'd noticed what seemed an overwhelming preponderance of male images on the SMH iPad version. Indeed it was questions about whether my initial perceptions were accurate or simply the product of an odd bad male day at SMH that led me to get involved in New Matilda's Where are the women in the media? project. We're looking for hard facts. Part 3's on the way.
Where Are The Women Shaping Opinion?
There are some strong female voices who write op-eds and commentary for the mainstream media - but men still dominate.
Where Are The Women In The Media?
Today New Matilda launches the Women In Media project - an investigation into gender and the media.
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