IWMF in the News

The IWMF Stands with Patrícia Campos Mello and Condemns Attacks Against Women Journalists

The IWMF is deeply troubled by the attacks waged against Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello. Journalists should be able to do their jobs without fear of retaliation; we call on Brazilian authorities to cease this…

International Women’s Media Foundation Supports Gayle King and all Journalists Facing Online Attacks

The IWMF is distressed by the appalling attacks and death threats made to Gayle King following her interview with Lisa Leslie. We call on the news media at-large to recognize the severity of online attacks…

F-bombs and death threats: Kobe Bryant, Mike Pompeo and the abuse of women journalists

By Alia E. Dastagir | Originally Published: USA Today In the past 72 hours, two women reporters at separate national news outlets were attacked with violent and sexist language for sending tweets and reporting on…

Why are all-male panels still a thing?

Originally Published: Al Jazeera The Stream The Stream reveals the results of a two-year-long effort to diversify our guest speakers. On Thursday, December 19 at 19:30 GMT: Manferences. Himposiums. Manels. When it comes to speaking engagements,…

Hollywood’s woman journalist problem: Why does it endure?

By Stephen Humphries | Originally Published: Christian Science Monitor WHY WE WROTE THIS Hollywood often portrays women journalists unflatteringly. The harm may seem less when characters are fictional. But the film “Richard Jewell” implies a…

No, Clint Eastwood, female journalists don’t trade sex for information

By Ankita Rao | Originally Published: The Guardian The film Richard Jewell depicts women reporters in a way that is not only wrong, but actively harmful Actor Olivia Wilde portrays journalist Kathy Scruggs as a…

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Called Out by Women’s Groups Over ‘Richard Jewell’ Remarks

By Jeremy Barr | Originally Published: The Hollywood Reporter Getty Images. Jesse Watters On ‘The Five,’ the host claimed that female journalists sleep with their sources to get stories “all the time.” As co-host of…

Why the tired trope of the sexualized female journalist persists in movies such as ‘Richard Jewell’

By Deanna Pan | Originally Published: The Boston Globe The portrayal of reporter Kathy Scruggs in director Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” has drawn widespread condemnation. DEREK WHITE/GETTY Hollywood loves female journalists as long as they…

The IWMF Mourns the Passing of Bailey Morris-Eck

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) mourns the passing of its co-founder, board member and advisory council member, Bailey Morris-Eck. In 1989, Morris-Eck joined the IWMF’s founding members to establish the organization. The mission of…