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Black women hammering at media’s glass ceiling — Mainstream offers them ‘dismal’ opportunities

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

A new study points to a “stubborn gender inequality” affecting females in U.S. media. “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013” study, released in March by the Women’s Media Center (WMC), found that women are seen less often than men on Sunday morning news shows and are often relegated to write “pink topics” such as food

and family stories. The overall employment of women in television newsrooms “remains flat,” according to the study. It also shows that “story framing and descriptions of women still too often fall into lazy stereotypes.”

“A gaping divide” in gender parity exists at both traditional and newer news sites. Male bylines outnumber female bylines by two-thirds “even in coverage of issues of great importance to women,” notes the WMC report. Continue Reading →

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From KMOJ to BET: Local radio personality steps into national TV spotlight

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Miss Georgia entertains her on-air radio audience every midday at KMOJ-FM. She recently took her local celebrity status to the Big Apple as a guest judge on BET’s 106 & Park show. Georgia Ellyse, a St. Paul native, appeared on the cable network’s June 8 broadcast as one of three judges. “They have a segment on Fridays called ‘Freestyle Friday,’ she explains in an interview with the MSR prior to her appearance. Continue Reading →

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