EXPERT WOMEN CAMPAIGN
Women are more visible in the studio - but on location it’s a different story, says Lis Howell
Historian Dr Bettany Hughes battled “extraordinary prejudice” when she first tried to enter the TV industry and believes there has to be “radical revolution” for women to achieve equality.
Adam Bambury looks at the impact of BBC’s Expert Women Days and speaks to some of the women whose media careers have received a boost
It was a real mixed bag of results this month, with some very unexpected figures.
Women in radio networking group Sound Women is to run two training events this autumn as part of its aim to help women in audio further their careers.
ITV News replaced C4 News as the best programme for expert women in July, says Lis Howell
Director General Tony Hall is aiming to boost the representation of women on the airwaves by requesting that half of all local BBC radio breakfast shows have a female voice by 2015.
A new training course aimed at encouraging women editors to return to work after career breaks has launched with help from the Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund.
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman is calling on broadcasters to agree a methodology for accurately measuring the number of older women working in the media and has suggested targets are the only answer to achieving equality.
Al Jazeera and CNN show that females can cover more than lifestyle issues, says Lis Howell
The number of women working in TV has increased substantially in the past three years, helped by a boom in the indie sector.
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