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Women in the Field: What Do You Know?

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posted on 2023-05-02, 15:01 authored by Ann Rauhala, April LindgrenApril Lindgren
Although more women than ever work in Canadian media, their participation in journalism seems misunderstood or underexplored. That was the message emerging from Women in the Field, a symposium hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre in2011. More than 200 journalists and journalism students gathered to discuss dilemmas facing women–from covering high-risk events to balancing parenthood with careers. Participants discussed equality in newsrooms, asking whether women are fairly represented and whether they cover news differently from men. This narrative literature review reports on what scholars know about the state of women in Canadian news by identifying common lines of inquiry, comparing conflicting findings, teasing out ambiguities arising from multidisciplinary approaches, and pointing to areas requiring further research. Describe your data as well as you can. Formatting is preserved when pasting from other sources and counts towards character limits.




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