Source: The Conversation
Author: Folker Hanusch
Date published: 27 May 2013
Women now outnumber men in the Australian media, but they are typically younger, earn less and have less powerful positions than male colleagues.
A new national survey shows women now make up 55.5% of Australian journalists, a significant increase from 20 years ago, when they represented merely one-third.
Conducted between May 2012 and March this year, the University of the Sunshine Coast's representative survey of 605 journalists around Australia found that just 7.4% of women respondents could be classified as senior managers, including editors-in-chief and managing editors.