August 19, 1991 |
Early last year, the Des Moines Register published a gripping five-part series--the detailed account of one woman's rape and its aftermath. Although the Register would subsequently win a Pulitzer Prize for "meritorious public service" for the series, Register Editor Geneva Overholser encountered resistance from several male editors on her staff before its publication. The series "made more men editors on the staff uncomfortable," Overholser says.
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April 6, 1991 |
CBS News correspondent Betsy Aaron has covered conflicts for 27 years, but it was not until she reported on Operation Desert Storm that she felt so cut off from the realities of war. So skillful were the military briefings and so impressive the images of pinpoint bombing, she said, that it was easy to be lulled into forgetting that multitudes of Iraqis were actually dying. "We got into bed with the military," Aaron declared Friday at a Women, Men and Media symposium on war coverage.
April 5, 1991
Twelve awards to be given at the Women, Men and Media symposium at the Bel Age Hotel today will recognize efforts to combat gender stereotyping in the media. Receiving Breakthrough Awards for their coverage of the Gulf War are news correspondents Betsy Aaron and Martha Teichnor of CBS, Christiane Amanpour of Cable News Network and Deborah Amos of National Public Radio.
March 24, 1989 |
Start the parade, toss the confetti. Diane Sawyer leaves CBS for ABC. Connie Chung leaves NBC for CBS. Mary Alice Williams leaves CNN for NBC. Does it matter? Yes . . . no . . . maybe. As TV news anchors like to say, "Stay with us." The new assignments: Sawyer: Trades prominent role on "60 Minutes" for more money and future as Sam Donaldson's co-anchor on ABC prime-time news program. Chung: No more anchoring Saturday's "NBC Nightly News" and occasional NBC news specials.
February 27, 1989 |
There was the long view, which was upbeat. And there was the short view, which was depressing. At a weekend conference at USC on "Women, Men and Media: An Update," the short view was most pervasive.
April 25, 1988 |
In a microcosm of what's happening in Korean society, women are emerging in key roles on television here. Of the nine news anchor spots on two Korean Broadcasting System channels, six are filled by women, three by men. The country got its first solo woman news anchor last year, a breakthrough that other women in broadcasting say has benefited them. Shin Eun-Kyung, who started with KBS as an announcer in 1981, was appointed to her anchor role in February, 1987.