Women in journalism

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Grace Robertson, photography pioneer, dies at 90
Trailblazing photojournalist, regularly published in Picture Post, documented life in postwar Britain and up to the 1990s

Sean O’Hagan

13, Jan, 2021 @8:13 PM

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Katharine Whitehorn obituary
Observer writer who revolutionised journalism with her bold, witty columns that tackled social concerns in a personal way

Janet Watts

10, Jan, 2021 @1:09 PM

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‘Wise, clever and kind, Katharine Whitehorn made it easier for all of us who followed her’
The Observer writer and Fleet Street veteran, who has died aged 92, blazed a trail for women in journalism

Vanessa Thorpe

09, Jan, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Barbara Blake-Hannah: how Britain’s first black female TV reporter was forced off our screens
In the 60s, long before Trevor McDonald and Moira Stuart became household names, a 26-year-old from Jamaica was a regular on the news. Then the racist letters and calls started

Ellen E Jones

07, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jane Garvey bows out of Woman's Hour with tribute to listeners
BBC Radio 4 presenter says ‘cataclysmic’ 13 years on show taught her much about feminism

Harry Taylor

31, Dec, 2020 @11:56 AM

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The pioneering women who took on Hitler … and Fleet Street
Foreign correspondent was deemed ‘no job for a female’ between the wars. A new book celebrates the lives of the journalists who proved otherwise

Sarah Lonsdale

25, Oct, 2020 @6:29 AM

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'A tremendous legacy': Jenni Murray ends her tenure on BBC's Woman's Hour
Warm tributes were paid to the long-serving host of the flagship Radio 4 show

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

01, Oct, 2020 @4:08 PM

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Reporter lost International Women of Courage award for criticising Trump
Jessikka Aro was to receive recognition in March 2019 but, Democratic senator says, Trump administration ‘sought to stifle dissent’

Martin Pengelly

26, Sep, 2020 @3:31 PM

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As a female broadcaster, I know how 'lookism' holds all women back | Afua Hirsch
The ridiculous idea that women become socially, professionally or aesthetically redundant after a certain age has not gone away, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

24, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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In an increasingly diverse world, why are British newspapers still so white? | Jane Martinson
Research shows how few people of colour produce the news. For its very survival, our media needs to change, says Guardian columnist Jane Martinson

Jane Martinson

17, Sep, 2020 @11:58 AM

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BBC has given rises to 700 female staff since start of pay scandal
Exclusive: BBC has been rushing to settle cases in attempt to give new boss, Tim Davie, a clean slate on issue

Jim Waterson Media editor

14, Sep, 2020 @8:12 PM

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Jane Garvey to leave Woman's Hour to host BBC interview series
Presenter departs show after 13 years and follows Jenni Murray’s recent decision to quit

Mark Sweney

04, Sep, 2020 @2:13 PM

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