From newsrooms to films and everything in between, there's an obvious component missing in nearly every media industry: Women aren't being equally represented in comparison to their male counterparts.
According to a new report from the Women's Media Center, women are both under- and misrepresented in the media. Unsurprisingly, white men still dominate fields such as sports journalism, op-ed sections, and Sunday talk shows. The findings in the WMC's "Status of Women in U.S. Media 2014" report shows that the U.S. media clearly has a long way to go in fairly and accurately representing women.
"The media is failing women across the board," Julie Burton, president of the Women's Media Center, said in a press release. "The Women's Media Center produces the annual Status of Women in U.S. Media Report to provide an overview of the role of women in media and thereby in society. It is a roadmap for where we are as a society and where we need to go for women to achieve an equal voice and equal participation. The numbers tell a clear story for the need for change on every media platform."
Not much has changed from last year's report; if anything, some areas have seemingly gotten worse. Here are some of the noteworthy findings from the 2014 "Status of Women in U.S. Media" report: