As I said in the previous post, there aren’t many websites focused on gender and online news. There are, however, plenty of organizations that monitor women and media. Quite a few communications scholars have also written journal articles and — as you can see in the accompanying photo — some books on the topic.
I’ve already mentioned The Gender Report and the blog maintained by the Women’s Media Center. Here are a few other sites I visit regularly:
- The McCormick Foundation bankrolls a handful of woman-run journalism startups each year through its New Media Women Entrepreneurs program. Past projects include a mobile app about African-American history, a site about Seattle’s GLBT community and several publishing platforms.
- 4thestate.net is full of data about the media, including a section devoted to gender. The site’s sharable info-graphics are also a blogger’s dream, so expect to see some featured in upcoming posts.
- Questions of gender often intersect with questions of identity, which is why I enjoy this project about the image of journalists in popular culture. It’s full of history, pop-culture references and fun tidbits like this.
These sites are listed in the blogroll on the right side of the homepage. As I find more worthwhile sources, I’ll add them there.