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Have women journalists in Israel really integrated into the profession?
Unformatted Document Text:  4 they were fully transcribed. Findings The findings demonstrate that the newsrooms of Israeli newspapers are indeed defined in terms of masculinity and femininity. The gendered structure of Israeli journalism is reflected in all three main aspects examined in the study: women’s share, women’s status and the attitudes of men and women journalists regarding equal opportunity for both sexes in the Israeli press Women’s share in the Israeli press 12 . Israeli newspapers are gender characterized according to the extent to which male journalists and female journalists are employed in them. The findings of the study support the existence of a process of feminization in the print media in Israel over the last three decades. The overall percentage of women journalists was found to be 37%. This rate is virtually identical to Caspi and Limor’s report (37.7%) from 1996 regarding Israeli daily newspapers. Limor and Caspi indicated that a feminization process that began in Israeli journalism (in the print and electronic media) in the mid-1970 - and has been gaining momentum since the mid-1980s 13 . Despite the feminization process, the findings also indicate that women are still a minority in the Israeli press. Likewise, although the percentage of women found in the study is quite high compared to that of other countries 14 , it should be noted that it is still lower than the proportion of women in the general working population - 44% 15 . This gap could indicate the existence of certain barriers hampering Israeli women journalists’ progress in the field. Another indicator that points toward the existence of such barriers is the gap between the number of women students in mass communication and that of women journalists, which is a situation that exists in many other countries as well 16 . Women

Authors: Lachover, Einat.
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they were fully transcribed.
Findings
The findings demonstrate that the newsrooms of Israeli newspapers are indeed
defined in terms of masculinity and femininity. The gendered structure of Israeli
journalism is reflected in all three main aspects examined in the study: women’s
share, women’s status and the attitudes of men and women journalists regarding equal
opportunity for both sexes in the Israeli press
Women’s share in the Israeli press
12
. Israeli newspapers are gender characterized
according to the extent to which male journalists and female journalists are employed
in them. The findings of the study support the existence of a process of feminization
in the print media in Israel over the last three decades. The overall percentage of
women journalists was found to be 37%. This rate is virtually identical to Caspi and
Limor’s report (37.7%) from 1996 regarding Israeli daily newspapers. Limor and
Caspi indicated that a feminization process that began in Israeli journalism (in the
print and electronic media) in the mid-1970 - and has been gaining momentum since
the mid-1980s
13
.
Despite the feminization process, the findings also indicate that women are still a
minority in the Israeli press. Likewise, although the percentage of women found in the
study is quite high compared to that of other countries
14
, it should be noted that it is
still lower than the proportion of women in the general working population - 44%
15
.
This gap could indicate the existence of certain barriers hampering Israeli women
journalists’ progress in the field.
Another indicator that points toward the existence of such barriers is the gap
between the number of women students in mass communication and that of women
journalists, which is a situation that exists in many other countries as well
16
. Women


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