The Press: Situation Report

JOURNALISM, unlike most professions, has had a large women's contingent for many years. The catch from the women's viewpoint is that few of them are in prominent positions either as reporters or editors. The overwhelming majority of women journalists are still found on weeklies and the smaller dailies, where salaries are generally low, and on newspaper women's pages and magazines with predominantly female readership. Some big news organizations have begun to shop actively for female recruits, but the search goes slowly. No network news operation and no large publication aimed at a general audience is headed by a woman. Women commentators,...

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