How media and new tech combine to create safe spaces for female journalists

2023-03-21. UNESCO research on online violence against female journalists found that 73 percent of women journalists have experienced online violence in the course of their work, including threats of physical and sexual violence, along with digital security attacks.

Helping Ukraine’s women journalists to keep telling their stories

2023-02-14. A year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine, destroying lives and livelihoods. A partnership between the Ukrainian Independent Regional Publishers’ Association (AIRPPU) and WAN-IFRA’s Women in News programme awarded reporting grants to ensure the stories of women in Ukraine and their everyday struggles – and triumphs – continued to be told.

The Wall Street Journal, Economist and Financial Times all now have female editors – what does it mean for business?

2023-02-07. Emma Tucker’s arrival as editor of The Wall Street Journal means that there are women running the three most important outlets for financial commentary.

Women still missing from the top table in media – fixing this could change your prospects

2022-12-02. New research by WAN-IFRA adds to the growing body of work that confirms the extent to which women continue to be excluded from the highest rankings of power in media companies. To retain legitimacy, public trust and revenue, this needs to change urgently, argues Melanie Walker, WAN-IFRA’s Media Development Executive Director and Gender Lead, who offers concrete actions to encourage inclusion.

Women in News research confirms extent of gender gap at top levels of media

2022-12-02. There is a significant gender gap within the highest ranks of power in the media, Leadership Mapping of 17 countries reveals. On average, WAN-IFRA found that women hold just 10% of business leadership positions – this covers the seats of the CEO or board chairperson. On the editorial front, women make up just 31% of editorial leads, which covers positions like editor-in-chief or executive editor.

WIN, Women in News, expands and launches its programme in Latin America

2022-11-17. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Google News Initiative announced the launch in Latin America of WIN, Women in News, an intensive four-month programme that combines training and personal career and leadership coaching for mid-to senior-level media professionals.

El programa Mujeres en las Noticias de WAN-IFRA se expande en Hispanoamérica

2022-11-17. La Asociación Mundial de Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA) junto a Google News Initiative anunciaron el lanzamiento de WIN (Women in News – Mujeres en las Noticias) en Hispanoamérica. El programa intensivo de cuatro meses, que combina capacitaciones y orientación personal de carrera y liderazgo, está dirigido a profesionales de los medios de nivel medio a alto.

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Two years in, Stuff CEO Sinead Boucher reflects on leading management buyout, navigating a new start and the journey ahead

2022-11-01. In late May 2020, Sinead Boucher bought New Zealand’s Stuff from its owner Nine Entertainment in a management buyout for a grand total of one NZ dollar. As CEO and now the owner of the largest news company in the country, it offered Boucher and her staff a fresh start after years of uncertainty – even with the pandemic starting to rear its ugly head. Here’s an update on how Boucher and her team navigated the last few years.

How diversity and inclusion make a business case for journalism

2022-10-20. In July, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual report on the Global Gender Gap, assessing 146 countries, of which India ranked 135th in terms of gender parity in the workforce.

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