Stories by Sheila Gibbons

Sheila Gibbons is editor of Media Report to Women, a quarterly journal of news, research and commentary about women and media. subscribe to Sheila Gibbons's feed

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009, Source: Women's eNews

The media have pegged Michelle Obama as mom and moral arbiter. But the Ivy League-educated lawyer's background raises bigger questions.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

The good, the bad and the ugly of this political season's media coverage of women.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Though women make 85 percent of all consumer purchases, marketers rarely recognize the extent of women's buying power, technical savvy or confidence.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2007, Source: Women's eNews

Wedding costs have doubled in 20 years and lavish destination weddings are up five-fold from a decade ago. The bridal media are courting women to consent to fantasy-land spending.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006, Source: Women's eNews

Only 22 states and Puerto Rico specifically prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants' marital status. That means "maternal profiling" is a real problem for many women.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: Women's eNews

Not all working women fare as well as high-profile mother-of-five Pelosi: How employer bias is going underreported and squeezing women out of the workplace.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

<i>Washingtonian Magazine</i>'s list of the Top 50 D.C. journalists is light on women and yes, it is meaningful.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2005, Source: Women's eNews

<i>Forbes</i>' latest roster of the world's most powerful women reads like a list of who's <i>not</i> making news.

Posted on: May 20, 2005, Source: Women's eNews

Less than 4 percent of editorial cartoonists on major syndicates are female. It would almost be funny, if it didn't smack of sexism.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source: Women's eNews

Science reporting on gender differences is remarkably different in conservative and liberal newspapers; depending on which you read, gender stereotypes are either confirmed or challenged.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2004, Source: Women's eNews

The wives of modern presidential candidates are smart, independent women &#8211; but no one in the media seems to notice.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2004, Source: Women's eNews

More magazine's content seems more geared to concealing the age of its forty-plus women readers than celebrating it.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2004, Source: Women's eNews

The glass ceiling seems shatter-proof at media companies, where men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions, make higher salaries and sit on more boards.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2003, Source: Women's eNews

Magazines aimed at teenage girls offer endless tips on how to look hot, right alongside cautionary tales of sexual excess.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2003, Source: Women's eNews

The new Lifetime magazine promises to reach "real women," but recycles all that is tired, traditional and trite about women's media.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2003, Source: Women's eNews

Despite decades of effort, the mainstream media are returning to such words as "mankind" and "firemen" in stories and headlines.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2003, Source: Women's eNews

While print publications aimed at women are struggling to stay in business, their online sisters are booming.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2002, Source: Women's eNews

Women offer the kind of reporting needed to cover modern warfare -- one in which the casualties are women and children more often than soldiers.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2002, Source: Women's eNews

Women are in TV newsrooms in record numbers -- as reporters and directors -- yet networks continue to pick middle-aged white males to anchor their news programs.