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Have women journalists in Israel really integrated into the profession?
Unformatted Document Text:  10 decreased in the last years 30 , the salary gap between women and men in journalism has also decreased in proportion. Areas of reporting. The findings also indicate a horizontal segregation - areas of reporting in which there is a higher representation of one gender on the other. As can be seen in TABLE 3, women are more likely to cover and edit areas of reporting that are considered ‘feminine’ (‘soft news’), while men are more likely to cover and edit areas of reporting considered to be ‘masculine’ (‘hard news’) 31 . TABLE 3 Subject Areas Covered by Women and Men (N=441)(%)* Subject areas** Women % Men % No difference between women and men general news 9 9 Higher representation of women design, lifestyle and food 12 1 different social affairs 13 6 culture, literature and arts 21 12 magazine and human interest stories 11 7 entertainment, leisure, communication and tourism 6 4 politics 12 9 Higher representation of men sport 1 14 army, defense, Arabs, territories and foreign affairs 1 11 law and criminal affairs 3 9 computers, science and technology 2 4 economy, agriculture, marketing and advertising, transportation 9 14 Total 100 100 * A quarter of the respondents replied with respect to two areas of reporting. There was no difference between women and men in this aspect. ** In each category the items are ordered with respect to the gap between women and men. Gendered segregation in areas of reporting has been found in other studies 32 .

Authors: Lachover, Einat.
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decreased in the last years
30
, the salary gap between women and men in journalism
has also decreased in proportion.
Areas of reporting. The findings also indicate a horizontal segregation - areas of
reporting in which there is a higher representation of one gender on the other. As can
be seen in TABLE 3, women are more likely to cover and edit areas of reporting that
are considered ‘feminine’ (‘soft news’), while men are more likely to cover and edit
areas of reporting considered to be ‘masculine’ (‘hard news’)
31
.
TABLE 3
Subject Areas Covered by Women and Men (N=441)(%)*
Subject areas**
Women
%
Men
%
No difference between women and men
general news
9
9
Higher representation of women
design, lifestyle and food
12
1
different social affairs
13
6
culture, literature and arts
21
12
magazine and human interest stories
11
7
entertainment, leisure, communication and tourism
6
4
politics 12
9
Higher representation of men
sport 1
14
army, defense, Arabs, territories and foreign affairs
1
11
law and criminal affairs
3
9
computers, science and technology
2
4
economy, agriculture, marketing and advertising, transportation
9
14
Total 100
100
* A quarter of the respondents replied with respect to two areas of reporting. There was no difference between
women and men in this aspect.
** In each category the items are ordered with respect to the gap between women and men.
Gendered segregation in areas of reporting has been found in other studies
32
.


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