Closing the gender gap in journalism

There’s lots of evidence that gender disparities in news organizations persist across media, including print, broadcast, Internet and wires.

But there is not enough shared wisdom about what to do about it so we can move the needle and work toward equity in compensation, positions and advancement — especially in leadership roles where the disparity is even greater.

I have been working on a project as a JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University to share best practices by and for women in leadership roles. Help me by taking this confidential survey so I can continue to gather resources, anecdotes and ideas. And let me know if you’d like to participate in an effort to get more Wikipedia pages published for accomplished women in journalism.

Katherine Ann Rowlands is a 2016–17 JSK Fellow at Stanford University and a past president of Journalism and Women Symposium ( She can be reached by email at and on Twitter at @News_Kat.

Graphic illustrations by Adriana Garcia.