Why don’t male TV #news #anchors #dress in tight-fitting party outfits?

If you are journalist, salesperson, doctor, or entrepreneur,  you may not want to arrive at work dressed like you are going to a party.  Women and men should be able to dress however they like.  But at most jobs, you want people to take you seriously. For women –young and old —  that’s still hard sometimes. The workplace is still home to a few leering bosses or co-workers — or viewers.  At the risk of blaming the victim — Why encourage it?

When it’s a personal choice, so be it. But, as Beth Teitell notes in today’s Boston Globe, sometimes, the TV news boss insists. We welcome her story on broadcast wardrobe requirement that might seem undignified to many journalists.

She writes:

“Should a TV anchorwoman be required to dress for work in a cocktail dress? Or stilettos? What about body-hugging tops?…It is no revelation that TV news personalities work in a field where looks and appearance matter, but many women in broadcasting say that pressures to dress sexier for the camera have been ratcheting up for at least a decade and have come to a point that they can seem pervasive.”

 

Don’t send off that Buzzfeed application just yet. Legacy media is surging online.

As the post below suggest, lots of people still get their news from so-callimagesed “legacy” media, and not just from the paper versions. Here’s more proof, from Politico.

For the first time in many years, both The New York Times and The Washington Post have passed both Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post in Comscore’s count of monthly digital audience.

In July, both legacy news companies’ fast growth propelled them into new positions. The Times now moves into the No. 8 position in Comscore’s top 10, with the Post right behind it at No. 9….

What’s most important isn’t who wins what may be a seesaw battle over the next couple of years. What’s importance is the audience appetite both are satisfying.

Most interestinbuzzg, though, is the fact that each legacy news organization has surpassed two of the hottest digital start-ups of the last decade.

While the Times and Post have greatly added audience – up 41 percent and 54 percent year over year, respectively – Buzzfeed and Huffington Post have lost overall audience. Both Buzzfeed and Huffington Post are down about 12 percent year over year.

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