The media's gender gap

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    With survey results like this, no wonder so few trust the media nowadays.

    From the link:

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/07/01/men-for-the-most-part-still-run-newsrooms/#comments

    In August, Deborah Turness will become the first woman to head a network news division as she takes the reins as president of NBC News. Nine years ago, she made history in precisely the same way in Great Britain, as she headed ITV News, a BBC rival.

    But industry data show that men continue to occupy most of the top positions in local TV and radio, as well as at daily newspapers in the U.S.

    Forty percent of people who worked at local television stations in 2012 were women, but less than 20% of the general managers were, according to a newsroom survey conducted by the Radio Television and Digital News Association, in conjunction with Hofstra University. Still, this represents a rise –up from 15.8% in 2011. In 2004, women filled just 12.1% of television management positions.

    In radio, women make up the same percentage of managers (19.3%), the RTDNA 2012 survey reported. But the trajectory over time has been bumpier. The proportion of women in radio management has been relatively stable the last three years, but represents a decline from 2008, when one-quarter of the general managers were women.
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    Gender gap? Or equality gap?
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    I imagine the gender gap was much greater 30-40 years ago, so the claim that "no wonder so few trust the media nowadays" is pretty silly.
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    It's even worse with black people. How many dark-skinned blacks do you see on TV news these days.

    I know many liberal women who base their trust on an institution based on how many women are in leadership. It's actually quite common among the fringe left (see pro-abortion movement and the so-called war on women).

    CORRUPTION RULES!!!!!
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    More from the Huffington Post from earlier this year. It must be great to be a liberal and always have it both ways.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/23/women-media-gender-gap-study_n_2744415.html

    A new report from the Women's Media Center paints an overwhelmingly negative portrait of the level of female representation in the news business.

    The WMC's annual Status of Women in the U.S. Media report was published on Friday. The authors said the relative dearth of women's voices in the media was a "crisis," adding, "We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic."

    The study pulled together statistics from various other investigations, such as an American Society of News Editors probe which found that newspaper newsrooms were 63.1 percent male, and 36.9 percent female — unchanged from the same study in 1999.

    The study also looked at six online newsrooms, and found similar issues — one site, the Texas Tribune, had bylines that were 72 percent male. (Two sites, California Watch and ProPublica, either had gender parity or more women writing.)
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    Yet the news media is extremely left leaning. Go figure.

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