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The Discreet Power of Blogging Is Allowing Women to Express Their Expertise

No longer simple online diaries, blogs offer a platform for women to find their voices as experts and opinion-makers. LONDON, U.K—The media environment is mostly male-dominated. News is written by men and about men, and female journalists, experts and sources remain underrepresented. Data show how media organizations—in the U.K. and the Western world generally—perpetrate a systematic marginalization of women, and an increasing number of them have turned to the digital sphere to claim a public space through personal channels, social media and blogs. Blogging has often been praised for validating female voices, allowing them unprecedented freedom to publish original and unfiltered content, regardless of mainstream agendas and focuses.

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Apply: Female Presence in the Changing Media Industry (Reporter, Global)

WHEN MEDIA MEETS TECH: Can two male-dominated industries merge and still allow for a significant female presence? Female representation in US newsrooms has not improved since 1999, according to the third annual Status of Women in the US Media report in February 2014 despite a growing number of women graduating from J-schools. As the male-dominated media industry increasingly flirts with the digital world of the tech industry, this Student Reporter’s newsroom obsesses over the space available for women to have a presence, a voice, and a career in the changing media environment. Five university students who are passionate about writing and about issues of gender equality are invited to build a digital newsroom obsessing on the topic of women in the media industry over the next two months. The project:

The project will focus on three features of the media industry: trends and innovation; leadership and organizational structure; sociology and psychology.

Apply: Student Reporter Editor Fellowship 2014

A 4-month fellowship program for journalism students to launch and manage their coverage project around a business or economics phenomena. Each fellow receives a stipend of $3,000(US) and project budget capped at $4,000 which can be used for recruiting writers, field reporting trips, events, and travel.

Be a Reporter at the World Economic Forum 2014, Davos-Switzerland

“Davos is the mother of all conferences,” a WEF Annual Meeting attendee once told us last year. Besides the official (and secret, private) program that has been under development for the entire year by a dedicated team at the Forum, what else makes Davos, well, Davos?

We Recruit: Editor to Lead Switzerland Coverage (D/E)

Join our global network of editors to strengthen and sharpen our regional presence in Switzerland.

As we train students to report on global business and economics stories, trends and phenomena shaping our society today, we believe it is important to bring these stories down to local and regional contexts. Therefore, we seek for entrepreneurial journalists and content strategists to guide and manage our coverage of sustainability stories in Switzerland as Associate Editor.