An international study by the International Media Women’s Foundation in Washington, D.C. finds what everyone who deals with media on a regular basis knows is true: most reporters are female, most producers/editors are male (this also holds true in communications). As a rule, roughly 70 per cent of media are women, but women represent less than 50 per cent of management. Whether this is sexism or biology it’s a fact in the workplace. Still, one Canadian outlet got international recognition for beating the trend: the CBC. Oddly enough, while a number of Canadian outlets have gender equity programs, it seems only the CBC is serious about implementing it.
The Tyee, March 23 2011