To start off my research about women in the media, I found a couple of interesting articles that highlight some scary statistics about the representation of women in the media.
In this Huffington post article, the author states, “the percentage of women on newsroom staffs has remained “largely unchanged” at 36 percent since 1999.” From reading different sources on the subject, I have noticed, interestingly enough, that many sources cite no change in representation from 1999 to our current year.
I am curious as to why progress seems to be stagnant, and I wonder if the reason is due to a specific cause, or due to an overarching trend. Either way, I am going to keep doing research and find out more information. I am also curious about what different organizations do work in media representation, and how other woman are getting involved.