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

by Camille McCutcheon


As this essay demonstrates, many excellent books on women working in the media have been published in recent decades, and these join significant books published earlier. The history of women in the media is a history of “firsts,” and the biographies and other titles that profile long-forgotten women journalists will help bring them the prominence they deserve. However, more scholarly herstories remain to be written. More memoirs written by contemporary female journalists, more anthologies of women’s journalistic writings, and more secondary sources on women working in the media are needed.  One can only hope that scholars will take notice. The enlightening works discussed in this essay demonstrate that though challenges facing women journalists have abated over the past several decades, many obstacles still need to be overcome.