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In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 85: Women as Leaders in Television News

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Women as Leaders in Television News
Women as leaders in television news

Without women in television news, the industry would look quite different. The presence of women in television has jumped significantly since the early days. A survey conducted in 2009 by the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and Hofstra University showed that “women make up over 41 percent of the TV news workforce and over 29 percent of TV news directors. Both are record highs, and it's the second year in a row that the percentage of women TV news directors has set a new record” (Papper, 2009). ...

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