Women in the Media: From the Margins to the Mainstream (February 2020)

This essay first appeared in the February 2020 issue of Choice (volume 57 | issue 6).


In the introduction to Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism, Maurine Hoffman Beasley and Sheila Jean Gibbons noted that women have made significant contributions to American journalism, while at the same time facing obstacles such as gender discrimination, racism, salary inequities, and societal attitudes toward women working in the media. Working in fields dominated by males, women journalists have “fought to move from the margins of the media industry into its mainstream, determined to report news on an equal par with men and ensure that women are taken seriously as news sources and subjects.”

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Camille McCutcheon holds the rank of Librarian and is Coordinator of Collection Management and Administrative Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina.