3 Blogs Offering Support and Resources for Women in Media
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February is nearly over and that means it’s almost time to celebrate Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8. With that in mind, we decided to dedicate our latest blog roundup to several blogs that are always taking #EmbraceEquity (this year’s IWD theme) to heart.
One of the missions of this year’s IWD is to “elevate the visibility of women creatives.” The blogs below are dedicated to giving a voice to women in media and providing them with training, support, career development, and more. All the sites include sections that highlight the writing of women journalists and their unique perspectives.
Do your part to #EmbraceEquity this Women’s History Month and beyond and give these important organizations a follow and a read.
1. International Women’s Media Foundation
The IWMF supports women, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming journalists with reporting opportunities, fellowships and grants, safety training and emergency aid, and awards. The organization’s overall mission is to “unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media.”
The site features reporting by IWMF members around the world, member spotlights, trauma resources, original research, and more.
Check out these interesting reports and posts:
- The Missing Perspectives of Women in News (2020)
- Strategies for Safely Covering Civil Unrest (webinar)
- Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’: Abortion Clinics on the Frontline (written by an IWMF member)
Follow @IWMF on Twitter.
Thank you to the journalists on the ground continuing to give us critical reporting and context a year after #Russia began its brutal invasion of #Ukraine.
At least 13 journalists have been killed covering the war — and many more injured. We stand with #UkraineJournalists. pic.twitter.com/AHENqg4llK
— International Women's Media Foundation (@IWMF) February 24, 2023
2. Coalition For Women In Journalism
The Coalition For Women In Journalism “fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe.” The Coalition provides mentorship for women journalists and advocates for safe and nourishing work environments that will allow women to succeed in their careers.
In addition to mental health and job resources, the CFWIJ also publishes regular reports on the state of press freedom from a gender perspective as well as how women journalists are affected by major events and politics around the world.
Check out these informative reads:
- France: Threats Targeting Journalists Reporting On Far-Right – CFWIJ Is Alarmed At Escalation
- Press Freedom Status For Women Journalists: January 2023
Follow @CFWIJ on Twitter.
#Iran: #CFWIJ stands in solidarity with @Sima_Sabet & staff of @IranIntl. We denounce all tactics of intimidation & censorship used by Iranian govt towards free media. Threats to journalists are threats to democracy. #JournalismIsNotACrime
Read more: https://t.co/fd2yX7cVw8 pic.twitter.com/Fq4g42kYI4
— #WomenInJournalism (@CFWIJ) February 24, 2023
3. Women’s Media Center
The Women’s Media Center (WMC) is “a progressive, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to raise the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media and, thereby, ensuring that their stories get told and their voices are heard.”
The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem. On the site, a diverse group of contributors provides a woman’s perspective on recent headlines as well as stories that are ignored or underrepresented in the media.
- WMC Live #399: The Idea of Whiteness (podcast)
- History Erased
- As Seawater Erodes an Indonesian Village, Women Lead Climate Action to Save Their Homes
Follow @womensmediacntr on Twitter.
"I learned so much about being and becoming from Toni Morrison… It is Morrison who gave me the language to understand the importance of Black women’s community and the dangers of living outside of those walls." https://t.co/RfYETnVRcw
— Women's Media Center (@womensmediacntr) February 23, 2023
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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.