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Vol. 43, No. 4, Fall 2015

Hooray for Hollywood? Nope.

Media Report to Women publishes an extensive roundup of the latest research and developments in the ongoing struggle to eliminate sexism in Hollywood, in front of and behind the camera.

On the Small Screen: Women Overlooked In Emmy Nominations

In the past decade, women have received only 22 percent of the Primetime Emmy nominations for writing, directing, producing, and editing, according to an investigation by the Women's Media Center.

Although the Emmys cover many different jobs related to creating television programs, the Women's Media Center focused on the categories of writing (6), directing (8), editing (10), and producing (20). In its analysis of the nominations made for the years 2006 through 2015, WMC sought to take a detailed look at the gender ratios of jobs that have the most influence on what is depicted on the small screen.

Out of all the nominees nominated in 44 writing, directing, editing, and producing categories over the past decade, 2,074 of them were women, representing only 22 percent of the total. There were 7,485 men nominated, 78 percent of the total.

Research in Depth - Apologia and Rape: How the U.S. Military Framed Two Cases of Sexual Assault By Nadine C. Hoffman and Barbara A. Barnett

Research in Depth - How Twitter Shaped Western Coverage of Punk Rock Group Pussy Riot's Conviction by Staci Parks

Commentary - Funding for Female-Oriented Media Continues to Draw on Philanthropy; Commercial Ventures Also in Ascendance by MRTW Editor Sheila Gibbons

Plus Book Reviews and News Briefs!

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