UK: Mail on Sunday appoints Fleet Street's first female sports editor

Source: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Roy Greenslade (blog)
Date published: 20 March 2013

The Mail on Sunday has appointed the first female sports editor of a national newspaper - Alison Kervin.

Editor Geordie Greig, proud of setting a Fleet Street record, said: "Alison is a hugely impressive figure in the sports world with a sporting pedigree few sports editors can rival.

"Of course, it really doesn't matter whether the Mail on Sunday's sports editor is a man or a woman – but I can think of no better candidate to break the mould than Alison."

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Advancing gender equality in media

In my opinion, the most effective strategy to achieve gender-sensitive media is:

Increased gender-awareness training of media professionals
Greater action by audiences to hold their media accountable
Stricter enforcement of gender-focussed media codes and policies
More female journalists, editors and media house managers

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