Gender inequality and the Scottish Press Awards
New report asks 'where are the women?' at the Scottish Press Awards
The Scottish Press awards are a key date in the media calendar - it's a chance for journalists and broadcasters to gain recognition for their work, celebrate achievements, and signal to everyone who the names to watch are for the year ahead.
In 2020, only 26% of those shortlisted for an award were women. This statistic becomes even after research found that this is the highest it's ever been. From 2016 to 2020, only two women of colour have ever been shortlisted
Systemic sexism is keeping woman out of the spotlight in the Scottish media, and this new report from Gender Equal Media highlights what needs to happen at the Scottish Press Awards - from practical changes to culture shifts - to challenge the overrepresentation of white men.
You can listen to Dr Miranda Barty-Taylor, GEMS Development Officer and author of the report, speaking about it on the On the Engender podcast here: