Bloomberg Highlights The Underrepresentation of Women in Newsrooms

Feb 7, 2014 2:00 PM ET
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(3BLMedia/Justmeans) - While we all can see that journalism is changing, yet globally, the majority of high-profile journalists and editors are still male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still in the minority in the top journalistic roles. Relatively few are rising to senior jobs and the pay gap between male and female journalists remains a wide one. Moreover, as women get older, it is difficult for them to retain a place in journalism.

There has been a lot of chatter about the under-representation of women in newsrooms. One media giant doing the talking and actually doing something, too is Bloomberg. This January, Bloomberg’s news editor-in-chief Matt Winkler participated in a panel discussion on women in journalism at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Winkler not only raised the issue about the lack of women in newsrooms, but also about the absence of female sources in stories.

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