According to the most recent report from the Women's Media Center (WMC), women are underrepresented in all areas of mainstream media production in the United States.1 The WMC has been reporting on the gender gap for the past five years, documenting the lack of parity in newsrooms, on radio, on TV, and in the film industry in order to track “progress,” “regress,” and “pushback” in media production. Similar studies are being conducted around the world, as individuals and organizations attempt to address the lack of diversity as well as the structural limitations facing women and minorities working in media industries.2 What these studies and campaigns have in common is...
Editor's Introduction: Labor
Denise McKenna is a guest lecturer in the Media Studies Department at Palomar College. She is currently working on a book (with Charlie Keil) about the emergence of Hollywood and the early American film industry's social and economic integration with Los Angeles during the 1910s and 1920s. She has published on film extras, gender and labor stratification in early studios, and the class politics of editorial cartoons in film fan and trade magazines.
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Denise McKenna; Editor's Introduction: Labor. Feminist Media Histories 1 January 2018; 4 (1): 1–10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2018.4.1.1
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