Journalism Has a Gender Representation Problem. Bloomberg Is Looking for a Solution

Journalism Has a Gender Representation Problem. Bloomberg Is Looking for a Solution

By: Katie Hawkins-Gaar
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Gender representation is an issue that’s plagued journalists for years, especially reporters covering fields that are typically dominated by men. @bloomberg is looking for a solution. @lszelenko #diversityandinclusion #newvoices http://bit.ly/2TrotyU

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Laura Zelenko, a senior executive editor at Bloomberg, also oversees newsroom talent, diversity, training and standards.

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On one of the final days of 2018, Bloomberg News reporter Ben Bartenstein posted a 12-tweet thread that went viral.

“Half of the sources I quoted this year for @business were women,” he wrote. “That’s 337 in total, or about one a day. Unfortunately, it’s an anomaly in journalism & something I’ve failed at miserably in the past.”

Bartenstein shared that a meager 13 percent of the sources he quoted in 2017 were women. “I was appalled,” he tweeted. “Here I was thinking & talking about diversity on a daily basis, yet my own work didn’t hold up to snuff.”

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