Source: Columbia Journalism Review Date published: 15 March 2013 Author: Jennifer Vanasco
It’s time for the media to counteract institutional barriers to women’s entry in the field
‘Women make up half of society - and their interests aren’t confined to the Style pages. Instead, their struggles need to be examined across our news media, and having a significant number of women in the ranks of investigative journalists will help ensure that. But also, women should be investigative journalists because they have the ability to be’.
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