BOOK Issue 001
The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism Edited by Carolyn M. Byerly
Dr. Carolyn Byerly is a professor in the Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies.
The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism is the first academic presentation of research on women's employment in news industries across the world that considers the statistics on women in the profession within the context of culture, history, gender relations, and national laws.
Professor Carolyn Byerly's edited volume includes chapters on 29 nations, with data drawn from the original study of 522 news companies in 59 nations that were part of the Global Report on the Status of Women in News project, sponsored by International Women's Media Foundation.
The original technical report of findings, published in 2011, can be found and downloaded at www.iwmf.org. In addition, the book features three chapters on the history of women in journalism, a political economy theoretical framework, and a conclusion chapter that reviews what is is learned about women journalists' struggle to enter and advance in the newsrooms of their respective nations.
While women's equality in newsrooms is greater in the nations of Eastern and Nordic Europe, the book offers some unexpected surprises of where women are advancing -- and falling behind -- as well as the extent to which women work full-time and part-time in comparison to their male colleagues.
The book is published by Palgrave Macmillan and is expected out in October 2013.
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