Top sports journalists share career insights at CCLP forum on Women & Communication Leadership

This article was written by CCLP intern Faith Jessie, a USC Annenberg senior majoring in Public Relations, and CCLP web editor Elizabeth Krane. Women are still fighting to break into sports journalism, an industry that has historically been dominated by men. According to a study done by the Women's Media Center, 90% of sports editors are male. The 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card gave an F grade for gender representation in sports columnists and editors. But as NFL Network host Lindsay Rhodes pointed out, "We're all proof that if you work hard and you're persistent,…

CCLP Brings Together Acclaimed Photojournalists for Next Journalism Forum

USC Annenberg's School of Journalism and the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy present a series of conversations focused on women and leadership in journalism. Hosted by CCLP Director and USC Professor Geoffrey Cowan and moderated by CCLP senior fellow, author and journalist Narda Zacchino, these discussions will explore the opportunities and challenges encountered in digital media, sports journalism, photojournalism and punditry. Our January event features Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson, award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer Marissa Roth, indigenous multimedia documentarian Pamela Peters, and award-winning photographer and author Lori Shepler. Annenberg Journalism School Director and…

Smith in Newswise – Sexy Socialization

"These findings are troubling given that repeated exposure to thin and sexy characters may contribute to negative effects in some female viewers," Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith told Newswise. Smith studied society's sexualization of teenaged girls in film and in the corporate environment of Hollywood. "Such portrayals solidify patterns of appearance-based discrimination in the entertainment industry."…

Stacy Smith on roles of women in film

Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith served as the lead researcher in a report studying the early sexualization of teen girls. Smith and her team analyzed the top 100 grossing films of 2008 to find correlations about the attitudes of teenagers to their older peers and the perception of women in film. USA Today featured an article on Smith's work, and can be read below. ———————————————————————- Film study: Men talk and women show skin by Nanci Hellmich When it comes to movie roles, women tend to be seen and not heard. An analysis of the 100 top-grossing movies of 2008 shows that…

How America Doubled Its Brainpower

This is your basic "bait and switch" column. I am going to begin by talking about the fanciful story that strong and talented women, beginning with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and National Security staffer Samantha Power, have taken over the government and pushed the president of the United States, NATO, the United Nations and the Arab League into trying to overthrow the Libyan gorilla Gadhafi. That titan of tubby masculinity, Rush Limbaugh, has said this is because the president, his generals and all male advisers are "the new castrati … sissies!" Therefore, the women of…

Stacy Smith in Newsweek

Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith was featured in a Newsweek article about female presence in children's film. Smith, along with her colleague, Marc Choueiti studied 122 family films and found that only 29.7% of the characters were female. Smith's study was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which has been compiling data on women in film….