With two big-position namings on different media outlets going to women in the last few weeks, some are wondering if the local media landscape has hit a point where women are being recognized more.
Speaking to Marcella Bernardo on the Sean Leslie Show, Sandy Garossino – the new Editor-in-Chief of the Vancouver Observer says she’s seen changes in the way women are recognized in journalism.
“I remember when the first women were in the media and at the Anchor’s desk and on the radio and I remember people calling in to radio shows and saying, ‘I can’t understand her. Get her off the radio’ This is the kind of thing that used to be…the world has really changed.”
Garossino says there’s always room for improvement when it comes to the way women are seen in the media.
“It’s still a problem for women of colour. And for First Nations women. That’s where I look. There’s still a few rungs on the ladder – and we gotta lift them up.”
Jill Krop, who previously hosted ‘Unfiltered’ on Global’s BC1 channel, was also recently named News Director for Global BC.