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60 Journalists Killed in 2014

msyriaAccording to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) annual report, 60 journalists were killed in 2014. That’s less than last year, when 70 reporters lost their lives while on the job, but CPJ is still investigating an additional 18 deaths, so that number may increase.

For the third straight year, Syria was the most dangerous place for journalists. This year 17 reporters were killed while covering the conflict there. Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, 79 journalists have been killed in the region.

Other findings from CPJ’s report:

  • More than 40 percent of journalists killed were specifically targeted, as 31 percent of murdered reporters had claimed they were threatened.
  • About 50 percent of journalists killed died in the Middle East.
  • Roughly 38 percent of journalists killed died in combat or crossfire.
  • 35 percent of those killed were broadcast reporters, followed by photographer and camera operator, at 27 percent.
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Study: Media Still Dominated by Dudes

A new study — that is sure to make people say “Shocking!” or “Nothing new to me!” — has found that men continue to dominate the media business.

The Women’s Media Center’s latest Status of Women in the Media report showed that the percentage of women on newsroom staffs was a dismal 36 percent, where it has been since 1999. Also, among America’s “three most prestigious newspapers and four newspaper syndicates,” male op-ed writers out number women four to one.

The report gets worse from there. Below are some other higlights. Or lowlights.

  • A two-month long review of news sites and newspapers showed that 82 percent of all movie reviews were written by men.
  • A three-month long review of New York Times front page articles found that men were quoted three times more often than women.
  • Among news directors working at local radio stations, only 20 percent were women.
  • A survey of 150 sports centric print publications and websites found that 90 percent of editors were white males.