All American politicians face the glare of media coverage, both in running for office and in representing their constituents if elected. But for women seeking or holding high public office, as Maria Braden demonstrates, the scrutiny by newspapers and television can be both withering and damaging—a fact that has changed little over the decades despite the emergence of more women in politics and more women in the news media.
Particularly disturbing is the fact that the increase in the number of women reporters appears to have had little effect on the way women candidates are portrayed in the media. Some ...Read More
No longer relegated to reporting on society happenings or household hints, women columnists have over the past twenty years surged across the boundary separating the “women’s” or “lifestyle” sections and into the formerly male bastions of the editorial, financial, medical, and “op-ed” pages. Where men previously controlled the nation’s new organizations, were the chief opinion givers, and defined what is newsworthy, many women newspaper columnists are now nationally syndicated and tackle the same subjects as their male counterparts, bringing with them distinctive styles and viewpoints.
Through these frank and lively interviews, Maria Braden explores the lives and work of columnists ...Read More