Despite a History-Making Oscars, Women’s Underrepresentation Behind the Camera Persists

Despite women making history in the top categories at the Oscars, the number of female nominees in the 18 non-acting categories increased by only two percentage points this year, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis.

“Media frames our democratic debate, interprets and amplifies our policies and our politics. Media tells us who has power and who matters.”

To Get More News Coverage of Women, We Need More Women Making the News

Across the globe, women’s voices are not being included in coverage of the pandemic, even though they are the most vulnerable to its impacts.

It matters who decides what is news, whose voices we hear, and whose stories get told. When women are seen, and highlighted in a manner that accurately reflects their role in society, it changes public perceptions. To date, the people at the top of the news media have not reflected this, nor have media writers or critics adequately examined the problem within their own house.

Lil Nas X, Gender Nonconformity and the Fight Against Transphobic Legislation

The fact that Lil Nas X’s recent queer, campy music video and song became an instant hit at the same time that anti-trans legislation swept the country demonstrates a serious contradiction—if the American public is increasingly supportive of trans rights and increasingly celebratory of gender nonconformity, why are Republican legislators hooking their talons into revoking trans rights?

The Story Behind Her: New York Times Editor Charo Henríquez Is Pushing for Change in Newsrooms

This Women’s History Month, the International Women’s Media Foundation is spotlighting women journalists who are shaking up the industry, bringing their full identities to the table to make the news media stronger, more diverse and equitable.

This week, meet Charo Henríquez (@charohenriquez), editor of newsroom development and support at the New York Times.