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Have women journalists in Israel really integrated into the profession?
Unformatted Document Text:  6 a study conducted by the World Association for Christian Communication in 2002 the overall number of women journalists employed in the media around the world has decreased by two percent from 1995 (43%) to 2000 (41%) 24 . This possible attenuation might, again, be explained using the concepts developed by Reskin and Ross. The main factors, explaining the feminization of the Israeli press, are no longer relevant, since they have been downsizing in recent years 25 the scarcity of male employees no longer drives employers to hire women and because decision- makers consider the special need to hire women to have been resolved. Both the entry of women into the Israeli press and the slowing down of their incorporation, confirm the lower status of women in the labor market when compared with men. This critical conclusion is also supported by the fact that newsrooms are gender characterized even with regard to the distribution of power, prestige and responsibility. Women’s status in the Israeli press. While the print media in Israel were undergoing a process of feminization, they also went through a process of internal sex segregation that is similar to other countries. A gendered division of journalistic labor was found in different dimensions: positions and jobs, administrative responsibility, areas of reporting and salary. Positions and jobs and administrative responsibility. The relatively inferior status of women is reflected in the significant difference in the jobs they hold compared to male journalists ( χ 2 =18.045; df=3 p<0.01).

Authors: Lachover, Einat.
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a study conducted by the World Association for Christian Communication in 2002 the
overall number of women journalists employed in the media around the world has
decreased by two percent from 1995 (43%) to 2000 (41%)
24
.
This possible attenuation might, again, be explained using the concepts developed
by Reskin and Ross. The main factors, explaining the feminization of the Israeli press,
are no longer relevant, since they have been downsizing in recent years
25
the scarcity
of male employees no longer drives employers to hire women and because decision-
makers consider the special need to hire women to have been resolved.
Both the entry of women into the Israeli press and the slowing down of their
incorporation, confirm the lower status of women in the labor market when compared
with men. This critical conclusion is also supported by the fact that newsrooms are
gender characterized even with regard to the distribution of power, prestige and
responsibility.
Women’s status in the Israeli press. While the print media in Israel were
undergoing a process of feminization, they also went through a process of internal sex
segregation that is similar to other countries. A gendered division of journalistic labor
was found in different dimensions: positions and jobs, administrative responsibility,
areas of reporting and salary.
Positions and jobs and administrative responsibility. The relatively inferior status
of women is reflected in the significant difference in the jobs they hold compared to
male journalists (
χ
2
=18.045; df=3 p<0.01).


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