No longer a boy's club

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Gilger, K. and Knowles, S. 2024. No longer a boy's club. in: Weber, J. and Dunham, R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Business Journalism London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. 34-44
Chapter titleNo longer a boy's club
AuthorsGilger, K. and Knowles, S.
Abstract

This chapter discusses the important strides women have made in business and financial news over the past several decades as well as the challenges that remain. It draws on in-depth interviews with 20 women in the United States and the United Kingdom who have spent their careers in business and financial journalism. Some important trends emerge from the interviews. For instance, movements like #Metoo have shifted what is described as a men’s club newsroom culture of the 1970 and 1980s, and there are many positive reasons women cite for joining the sector. But issues remain, such as pay disparities and the need for financial and business sectors to change their cultures. Their insights, along with available data and relevant research, paint a picture of the current status of women in business journalism and make the case for full participation of women in the field.

KeywordsWomen; gender; business journalism; equality
Sustainable Development Goals5 Gender equality
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
Page range34-44
Book titleThe Routledge Companion to Business Journalism
EditorsWeber, J. and Dunham, R.
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of publicationLondon, UK
SeriesRoutledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions
ISBN
Hardcover9781032288864
Electronic9781003298977
Copyright Year2024
Publication dates
Print10 Jan 2024
Online10 Jan 2024
Publication process dates
Accepted05 Jun 2023
Deposited22 Jan 2024
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Open
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003298977
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