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SheBooks launches with contests and stable of writers

Shebooks launched Jan. 2 and now has 12 e-books and some top rankings in Amazon's hot releases.

Silicon Hills crowdfunds print magazine overshot its Kickstarter funding goal and will launch a print magazine at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin.

BOXX makes its match with crowdfunding

Tasked with raising $2,000 to leverage a matching amount, Boxx Magazine has turned to GoFundMe and to Eventbrite to help make the match.


News Chops Report

News Chops

Nola Vie partners with public radio

Public broadcasters are finding new ways to engage in more local journalism, especially more investigative and enterprise journalism, than ever before. See how New Orleans does it.

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Carolina Public Press partners with all media in the state

CPP spearheads investigations, trains journalists from around the state, and shares content across the board with any news organization that wants it.

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Resources and She-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.

May 14, 2012 Femanomics: 105 Women Venture Capitalists And Angel Investors You Should Know A list from Tech Cocktail

Feb 13, 2012 - The Women’s Media Center 2012 Report on the Status of Women in US Media This report, released in February, 2012, exposes the problem of gender disparity in media.

BlogHer | Compass Partners 2008 Social Media Benchmark Study: Blogging mainstream, “Reliable” for fun, advice and information This spring, BlogHer partnered with Compass Partners to do a sweeping social media benchmark study of more than 6,000 women. They surveyed 1,250 female Internet users via a nationally representative panel, and 5,000 visitors to BlogHer’s network. The results? Judge for yourself.

PDF of Women and News: Expanding the News Audience, Increasing Political Participation, and Informing Citizens.  Transcript of a conference featuring keynote speeches by syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman and news entrepreneur Arianna Huffington. Sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  November 2007.

VIDEO of Anthropologist Helen Fisher, on "Men, Women and Newsroom Leadership." Fisher is the author of "The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World." She spoke at an American Press Institute seminar in 2005.

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.

Women in Media 2006: Finding the Leader in You. This report by the Media Management Center at Northwestern University and the McCormick Tribune Foundation looks at how women are breaking new ground in media.

Media Report to Women. Quarterly newsletter covering all the issues concerning women and media.

Women in Journalism Oral History Project.  Interviews with women journalists, conducted and collected by the Washington Press Club Foundation.



Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women in Journalism. By Maurine Beasley and Sheila Gibbons (Strata, 2003).

Women and Journalism. By Deborah Chambers, Linda Steiner and Carole Fleming (Routledge, 2004).

Women, Men and News: Divided and Disconnected in the News Media Landscape. By Paula Poindexter, Sharon Meraz and Amy Schmitz Weiss (Routledge, 2007).

Women and the Press: The Struggle for Equality. By Patricia Bradley & Gail Collins (Northwestern Press, 2005).

Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication: a 30-year update. By Ramona R. Rush, Carole E. Oukrop, Pamela Creedon (Routledge, 2004).

Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in Broadcasting. By Donna Halper (M.E. Sharpe, 2001).

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