Assessing Impact of Media

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Do we need a Bechdel Test for news?

To conduct the Bechdel test, all you have to do is ask yourself if a piece of media: 1. Has at least two [named] women in it 2. Who talk to each other 3. About anything at all, besides a man. Public Radio International CEO Alisa Miller proposes a three-question test for news organizations to use to assess and correct the lack of racial, ethnic and gender diversity in their reporting and in their organizational structures, beginning with “Are our content priorities committing us to be more inclusive and to tell stories that aren’t being told?”

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