BlueNotes Debate: Where are all the women in the Aus media?
Jennifer Farmer & Nicole Franklin
BlueNotes production editor & BlueNotes contributing editor
BlueNotes Debates will bring together important voices across the business, economics and social spectrum to thrash out where the issues lie. They’ll be important but colourful affairs – and Monday’s first stoush was a case in point with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, company director and gender activist Carol Schwartz, the Australian Financial Review’s Mike Smith (with the event opened by his namesake from ANZ) and BlueNotes associate editor Amanda Gome.
"Gender inequality is so deeply ingrained in our culture, most people don't realise there's a problem."
Jane Fonda, Co-founder of the US Women's Media Centre
Carol Schwartz opens the debate on why men are to blame for the lack of women in the media:
Carol Schwartz: ANZ BlueNotes Debates: 'Where are all the women in the Aus media?'
Mike Smith from the Australian Financial Review steps up to the plate with the difficult task of defending male dominated newsrooms:
Mike Smith (AFR): ANZ BlueNotes Debates: 'Where are all the women in the Aus media?'
Elizabeth Broderick continues the case for male blame, challenging the AFR to feature more women:
Liz Broderick: ANZ BlueNotes Debates: 'Where are all the women in the Aus media?'
Amanda Gome closes out the debate, encouraging women to no longer be missing in action:
Amanda Gome: ANZ BlueNotes Debates: 'Where are all the women in the Aus media?'
The audience on the night voted for Carol and Elizabeth - that is, that men are to blame for the lack of women in the media.
What do you think?
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Nicole Franklin and Jennifer Farmer are contributing editors at BlueNotes
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