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Journalism Has a Gender Representation Problem. Bloomberg Is Looking for a Solution

By: Katie Hawkins-Gaar
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On one of the final days of 2018, Bloomberg News reporter Ben Bartenstein posted a 12-tweet thread that went viral.

“Half of the sources I quoted this year for @business were women,” he wrote. “That’s 337 in total, or about one a day. Unfortunately, it’s an anomaly in journalism & something I’ve failed at miserably in the past.”

Bloomberg Reporter Increases Women Quoted in Stories to 50 Percent

By: Chris Roush
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Originally posted on Talking Biz News

Ben Bartenstein, an emerging markets reporter for Bloomberg News, increased the percentage of female sources quoted in his stories to 50 percent in 2018.

The percentage was 13 percent in 2017, wrote Bartenstein in a series of tweets.

Young Storytellers to Pitch Their TV Ideas to 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Through The Roster's 'Pitch, Please!' Contest

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For 16 years, Ghetto Film School has given New York's emerging filmmakers the chance to learn directly from Hollywood visionaries, and its latest contest is taking that model and applying it to television.

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