We have discussed how gender reflects in various fields of work, in the previous episodes of this podcast. We all have different kinds of work environments. In some workplaces, we can afford to keep our persona, views, and opinions private. In other professions, that is not an option. Journalism is one such area of work where there is a lot of public gaze on the journalist, especially with the advent of digital and multimedia journalism. One often has to put their face, voice, opinions, and political views out there. They are scrutinised, correlated, juxtaposed, and many kinds of consequences ensue, sometimes. Women journalists especially become vulnerable to cyberbullying, harassment, and personal attack. Our imagination of a woman in journalism is that of someone always ready, on their toes, chasing after the news. But how do we, as a society, make them feel deep within on a daily basis? What is it like to be a woman in journalism in today’s context?
Joining our hosts Shriya and Sukanya in this episode is journalist, news anchor, and the current Director of the Reuters Institute’s Journalist Programmes, Mitali Mukherjee. Mitali is a business journalist writer and TEDx speaker and has covered and reported on a wide range of topics from political, global & local to economic. She has worked with CNBC TV18, BBC, Doordarshan, The Wire Mint, the World Bank, and The Indian Express. Mitali was also a Raisina Young Fellow and has been vocal about leading the conversation on financial equality for women and including them in conversations that impact their health, opportunities, and lives. Tune in as we discuss about discrimination faced by women journalists, the #MeToo movement in media, representation in newsrooms, and a lot more!
This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple, Google, and many other streaming platforms via Anchor. Listen to this episode on any of your favourite streaming platforms and tell us what you think in the comments section!
Also read: 10 Must-Listen Feminist Podcasts Of 2022