NMWE is a unique initiative addressing opportunity, recruitment and retention for women in journalism. It fosters and spotlights the creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities of women in media.
The awards program ended in 2013 following six years of generous support from the McCormick Foundation. We are currently seeking other funding sources.
Aug. 27, 2012 - Study: Most campaign coverage written by men: Seventy-six percent of articles about the GOP primary and 72 percent of articles about the presidential campaign were written by men, according to a press release from the Women’s Media Center.
The Survival Guide for Women Editors(2002).This American Press Institute publication is a compilation of essays by women editors and publishers who share the wisdom gained from their experiences in leading newsrooms.
The Great Divide: Female Leadership in U.S. Newsrooms (2002). Just one in five the of nation’s top female editors said they definitely wanted to move up in the news industry, and almost one in two (45 percent) are looking to change newsrooms or leave the business altogether. This report by the Pew Center and API finds that the great divide in newsrooms is not between women and men, but between two subsets of women: the career-confident and career-conflicted.