National Press Club

Trying to Reverse Sexism In The World Of Science Journalism

November 5, 2015

Trying to Reverse Sexism In The World Of Science Journalism

Sexism is a major concern among science journalists. In this edition of Update-1, Broadcast Committee member Candace Smith interviews Deborah Blum, the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT, about gender bias and the challenges facing science writers who are women. Blum points out that although the majority of science journalists are women, the majority of the published articles are written by men and the majority of writers who are recognized for their work are men. She talks about the efforts under way to level the playing field and the opportunities that are available to science writers.

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