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Topic “women”

Mexican journalists launch project documenting the impact of violence on women by reflecting on their own stories

In the 10 years of the violent Drug War in Mexico, journalists have rarely had the time to reflect on how the violence affects both them and the people around them. Read more »


Proportion of women in Latin American newsrooms grows significantly, study shows

Despite low percentages of women in news reporting and presenting, Latin America has seen the most significant progress for gender equality in that field compared to other countries, according to a study of representation of women in the media around the world. Read more »


ISOJ panel: Digital journalism offers challenges and opportunities for women leaders and entrepreneurs

In a traditionally male-dominated world, women are breaking barriers in entrepreneurship. This was the focus of a panel at the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) where six women, leaders from around the world in online journalism, discussed how they are revolutionizing the news media as well as the challenges they face along the way. Read more »


Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas set path for female reporters, left controversial legacy

The list of words describing White House correspondent Helen Thomas is as long as her storied career, which saw her cover the administrations of ten American presidents. Thomas, who passed away last Friday at the age of 92, was called a “pioneer” by President Barack Obama. The New York Times and CNN both went into detail in their respective obituary pieces about her “trailblazing” career. Read more »


Women at the forefront of investigative journalism in Mexico


It seems lately that every time an international organization recognizes a Mexican journalist for their work, the accolade goes to a woman. There is, for example, Pulitzer Prize-winning Alejandra Xanic Von Bertrab, or journalist Marcela Turati, who recently was honored by the Harvard Nieman Fellows for her reports on victims of organized crime. Read more »


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