Live and On Air: Getting More Women in Foreign Policy on Television

Live and On Air:
Getting More Women in Foreign Policy on Television

New America
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM EST

In 2015, only around 1 in 4 guests who were booked to discuss foreign policy and national security topics on prime time cables and top Sunday news shows were women.

While there have been noteworthy improvements, media representation is still a volatile battleground for gender parity. In a "lean in" era where much has been written on how to change the ratio in male-female presence on the airwaves, how do we turn overworked critiques into opportunities to offer more women experts more mics and bylines? How does a better-amplified diversity of voices change our understanding of the news and how it's told?

On International Women's Day, join New America, Foreign Policy Interrupted, and Media Matters for America for the release of new findings on women's representation in foreign policy commentary on television and for a conversation on how we can push the cause of equity farther.

Lauren Bohn @LaurenBohn
Middle East Correspondent, The GroundTruth Project
Co-founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted

Ayman Mohyeldin @AymanM
Foreign Correspondent, NBC News
Anchor, MSNBC

Rachel Tardiff @ranachronism
Deputy Outreach Director, Media Matters for America

Elmira Bayrasli @endeavoringE
Co-founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted
Author, From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places