Un-fun fact from the latest report on the representation of women in the media:
Okay three tiny sources of encouragement:1: Mother Jones has 50% female bylines. (p. 37)*
2: The percentage of women who are television news directors edged up, reaching 30 percent for the first time. (p. 22)
3: Women made up 39 percent of directors behind the documentaries screening at high-profile film festivals like Sundance and Tribeca in the United States between 2011 to 2012. (It’s sort of the best representation in filmmaking for women is in documentaries…not close to 50% but is better than other categories.)
For a full look at gender lopsidedness in media, click here.
*Second disclosure of the day: The Erik Wemple Blog’s wife works at Mother Jones.