The media can seem like a boys club at times, particularly if you’re opening a newspaper’s sports section, tuning in to a Sunday talk show, or considering the directorial fate of an action franchise. But do the numbers support this assumption? Unfortunately, The Women’s Media Center’s annual Status of Women in the US Media report arrives each year to tell us that the numbers remain grim both for women and minorities. The comprehensive report combines all the available data on gender in media, including film, TV, print, and TV journalism and more, plus some of the WMC’s own fact-finding.
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