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Bridging the Gender Gap in the News: A Public Talk & Panel Discussion

On January 31st, the University of Toronto will host an event called Bridging the Gender Gap in the News: A Public Talk & Panel Discussion.  The focus of the discussion is as follows:

Just how scarce are women’s perspectives in public discourse, and what’s behind their absence? Some of the answers are predictable, but others may surprise. Even though women constitute 61% of university graduates, women’s perspectives account for less than 20% of the commentaries in Canada’s largest daily newspapers and on public affairs talk shows. The Informed Opinions project is exploring the consequences and working with women and journalists to change the ratio. This talk and panel discussion will review the status of women in the news and discuss ways to bridge the current gender gap by supporting women in contributing their ideas and analysis to the public discourse.

Keynote speaker: Shari Graydon, on The Top 7 Reasons Smart Women Should Speak Up.

Panelists: Megan Boler, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; Kathy English, Public Editor, Toronto Star; Esme Fuller-Thompson, Professor and Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work

The event will be held Tuesday, January 31, 12pm-2pm in the OISE Auditorium (G162)

Register here

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