The internet took one large, fell swoop at the journalism industry when it came on the scene. In addition, the written journalism industry’s future is very uncertain thanks to the rise in popularity of online news sources like CNN, Facebook and Twitter. These days we don’t have to wait more than five seconds for breaking news, and guess what? It’s free. Now don’t go worrying if you are one of the few people who still prefer the vintage, paper feel in your hands because it hasn’t died out completely, but the future isn't exactly bright.
For those in the industry, we have some unsettling news: male editors-in-chief make an average of $15,000 more than women. Despite the fact that women’s magazines pull in a large chunk of revenue, women are not seen as equals, worthy of making as much as their male counterparts. Many newspapers and magazines have had to cut costs all around, which in turn added on more responsibility without a corresponding rise in pay.
We aren’t that far-off in relation to the journalism industry and we hope that something major changes. When women are continually climbing the ladder, taking on more responsibilities and innovating in the workplace, why are they not being compensated for it?
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