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   Alas, friends – a study published today by the Women's Media Center confirms an upsetting (if not so surprising) truth: male journalists and news anchors still make up a hefty majority the big old American media engine. According to the report, “at ten of the nation's most widely circulated newspapers, men garnered 63 percent of bylines, compared to 37 percent for women.” Ouch. The study did take note of a few exceptions to the ... Read More
Decades ago, three brave women broke into the male-dominated and hyper exclusive field of war journalism in order to establish their names and place within history. These heroines overcame dangerous front lines, misogyny and their own fear to establish more then just a “woman’s angle.”The documentary NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT WWII follows the paths of wire service reporter Ruth Cowan, magazine reporter Martha Gellhorn, ... Read More
On January 15th, sports-centric website Grantland published a feature by journalist Caleb Hannan on a scientifically advanced new golf putter and its eccentric inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt. This piece, which took an alleged seven months to research and report, begins with Mr. Hannan's inquiring into an aloof woman's background. The writer's increasingly vigorous investigation determined holes in much of Ms. Vanderbilt's professional resume. And finally, as he ... Read More
For the past few months, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been rife with enthusiastic praise for the Netflix political drama, House of Cards. I have no shame in admitting that I devoured the show’s entire first season in a single weekend. The show is run-through with amazing performances from Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara (among others), brilliant writing, and bonkers plot twists that, fair warning, I might touch on in this post. One of my ... Read More
Are we all equal in death? Apparently not. According to an article by Dana Liebelson, enticingly titled “Newspapers Don’t Care When Notable Women Die,” obituaries continue to disproportionately report the deaths of famous men as opposed to women.  This year, The Los Angeles Times featured 36 women and 114 men on their list of prominent deaths. In The Washington Post, women made up just over one third of the list. In the same article, Bill ... Read More
  Here at BUST, we are all women in journalism. As an experienced intern with a journalism degree, I’m used to seeing both classrooms and newsrooms full of driven, talented women. It seems only natural that I–and my female classmates and co-workers–belong in this field: we’re ambitious, capable, and damn good at what we do. It’s startling to realize that it would have been near-impossible for young women like us to break into ... Read More
What were you doing in the summer of your sixteenth year? Going swimming at your local pool? Serving up swirlies at the local ice cream shop? Chillin' at the mall? Publishing your first book of collected pieces from your highly successful online magazine? If you didn't answer 'yes' to that last question, that's probably because you aren't Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion blogger who started her online magazine Rookie at age fifteen. (And who's on the cover of ... Read More
You may already know that beloved essayist, author, journalist and filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday night of leukemia. She was 71 years old. Ephron died a three-time Academy Award nominee for the films "Silkwood," ''When Harry Met Sally ..." and "Sleepless in Seattle." She was the boss in two very male dominated fields of her time: journalism and film. A graduate of Wellsley College, she was determined to become a journalist, and caught her big break ... Read More
Journalist Amy Goodman, host of my personal favorite source of news, Democracy Now!, is winning the Gandhi Peace Award today.DN! is a daily news broadcast that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide, and doesn't accept any money from advertisers, corporations, or the government (so they're free to report independently and accurately). If you’ve never seen an episode, I suggest going to their website and tuning in. The ... Read More