Tag: gender

by Jillian Richardson

A 2014 study conducted by Vida, a research-driven organization that helps bring attention to women’s literature, found that female writers were shockingly underrepresented in general interest magazines. Last year, only 30 percent of articles in the New Yorker were written by women. The New Republic was even worse at 27 percent. And believe it or not, […] more »

by Sonia Paul

A new survey on the relationship between social media and stress from the Pew Research Center has found that social media use alone does not have a direct relationship with a person’s stress levels. But, the increased awareness of stressful events in other people’s lives — which one might come to know about from the use of these digital technologies […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Harassment has become intrinsic to life online for the 89 percent of American adults who are Internet users. Nearly three-quarters of adult Internet users have witnessed some form of online harassment and 40 percent have personally experienced it, according to a new Pew Research survey on the topic that’s the first of its kind. Young […] more »

by Robert Hernandez

I preach diversity. It is woven throughout most of my work. I work on projects aimed to help diversify our industry and also write about trying to hold us accountable to it. But, who holds me accountable? Am I practicing what I preach? Awhile back I heard a great segment on On The Media with […] more »

by Evan Leatherwood

At NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), nothing is what it seems. Just past the elevator doors opening onto the program’s sprawling Manhattan loft space, I came across two trash cans sitting next to each other. One was just a trash can, but the other was wired to an old paint can, some busted circuit boards […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter, Women and Power (Nicholas Kristof / New York Times) 2. Opinion: Those required courses in journalism school are there for a reason (Robert Hernandez / Nieman Lab) 3. How news sites are boosting ‘stickiness’ with personalization (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Fox goes blank in New York Times ad for “The Book Thief” […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Are we living in a post-racial world? Not quite. In both the traditional media business and the booming new media and tech businesses, the norm remains white men in charge and setting the agenda. There were stark reminders of that all week. The huge Riptide report from the Shorenstein Center and Nieman Lab was a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Building ‘good news judgment’ one DIY lesson at a time (Reynolds Center) 2. Can technology help students become better writers? (EdTech Magazine) 3. In many college newsrooms, women hold top leadership roles (Poynter) 4. California’s ‘MOOC bill’ on hold (EdSurge) 5. The simple power of a screenshot in the classroom (Edutopia)   Get our […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources (Poynter) 2. Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to make Yahoo great again (GigaOm) 3. New York Times closes another loophole in its digital pay wall (PaidContent.org) 4. Spotify plans to take on Netflix and HBO with streaming video service (Business Insider) 5. […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Between Sheryl Sandberg’s new “sort of feminist manifesto,” Marissa Mayer’s rapid post-pregnancy return to Yahoo, and The Atlantic’s viral cover story on whether women can have it all, discussions on female leadership and work-life balance have been everywhere lately. In today’s media climate, as more and more women step up to either lead or start […] more »