Social media provides an opportunity for a shift from the ‘pale, male and stale’ image of the PR consultant, argues recent graduate Joanna Ayre. Yet to succeed, young women need to get over ‘imposter syndrome’. Glass Digital Media is going from strength to strength and is now looking to take on an intern to learn on the job.
Karley Powell, a study abroad student from the United States, applauds the CIPR for its determination to tackle the lack of diversity in the profession and the gender pay gap.
Progress towards equality of women and men in the news media has virtually ground to a halt according to the findings of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) released today. The report’s authors are calling for an end to media sexism by 2020.
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published a four-point manifesto to enable the PR industry to narrow the gender pay gap. This follows the evidence from the 2015 CIPR State of the Profession report indicating that men are on average paid £8,463 more than women as a result of their gender alone.
Karen Ross, Professor of Media at Northumbria University, Newcastle, recently presented evidence at a House of Lords inquiry into women, news and current affairs broadcasting. Professor Ross’s research showed that men dominate decision-making positions across many major European media organisations. Northumbria Journalism graduate, Rosie Willan, caught up with Karen to find out more about her research on this topic.