Women in Media Industries in Europe: What's Wrong with this Picture?

Ross, Karen (2014) Women in Media Industries in Europe: What's Wrong with this Picture? Feminist Media Studies, 14 (2). pp. 326-330. ISSN 1468-0777


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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2014.909139


Over the past 40 years or so, the large volume of work on gender and media has mostly focused on women’s representation and there is a complementary and growing literature which considers women’s employment in media, mostly news, industries. However, there is very little work which has explored the extent to which women have achieved the top jobs in the sector. When the Presidency of the Council of Europe moved to Ireland in January 2012, they chose to focus on Area J of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA, women and media) and worked with the European Institute for Gender Equality in scoping out a set of research projects to be commissioned. This short paper draws from one of those studies which aimed to explore the extent to which women are employed in decision-making positions in large-scale media organisations across Europe, including on boards and what kinds of gender-equality and/or women-focused policies are in place in those organisations. Once the resulting data had been analysed, the project intended to develop a set of indicators which could be adopted by the Council of the European Union – see later.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Feminist Media Studies on 20/05/14, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14680777.2014.909139.
Subjects: L300 Sociology
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2014 08:11
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 15:17
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16589

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