The press cannot be truly free without the equal voice of women.

Where are the women?

Women are continuously underrepresented within the newsroom. Women represent less than 38% of the articles produced by major news orgs, which drops to 8% produced by women of color. Persistent attacks and harassment also keep women journalists out of the field; nearly one-third of early career female journalists consider leaving the profession due to gender-based targeting.

Join us as we hold news organizations accountable to producing stories from diverse voices and perspectives.

It’s easy to participate. Take these two simple actions!
  1. Spread the word online: Start by joining our Post Speaker!
  2. #CheckYourBylines: The next time you read an article, be sure to take a look at how many are written by women. Use the hashtag on social media to let us know who’s producing your news!

If not now, when will you begin to #CheckYourBylines?


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