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  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9789814914437
  • Imprint: PRH SEA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

The Stories Women Journalists Tell



The number of women in media professions may have increased in recent years, but there is still a gender imbalance and lack of diversity in newsrooms, film sets, and so forth. The Stories Female Journalists Tell is a compilation of stories from female journalists across Southeast Asia who have been on the ground reporting and seeing things from a different perspective and emotive lens.

Twenty-two women journalists in Southeast Asia share their personal experiences in essays spanning politics, culture, travel, human interest and lifestyle.
In these insightful and compelling essays, the former and current journalists take us through the journey as a woman covering news in male-dominant newsroom culture while keeping eyes on the ground. The Stories Women Journalists Tell is an inspiring collection of essays that celebrates kinships, camaraderie and strength, while highlighting our most important and interesting history in events and news.
Themes
1. Politics: The essays reflect events that happened in a local environment while providing balanced coverage of key organisations and political events.
2. Life & Style: The essays in this volume foreground the role that life & style writers and editors played in reporting news while staying grounded in an image-obsessed world.
3. Human Interest: The human interest essays here focus on details that resonate emotionally with the readers, and sometimes can be described as 'getting the story behind the story' or 'putting a face on the news.'
4. Culture: The essays discuss a particular belief or values of a particular group of people at a particular time.
5. Travel: The essays here are part travelogue, part literature, which can double up as a historic travel narrative.

  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9789814914437
  • Imprint: PRH SEA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Reta Lee

Reta Lee is currently working as an editor-in-chief for an online media brand and has previously written for many Malaysian, Singaporean and International publications.
Reta's first foray in publishing began in 2006 after university, when she was writing for two entertainment magazines, hot and HELLO! in Malaysia, covering both lifestyle and entertainment beats (both magazines have since ceased). Then, she rode the digital wave in 2009 onwards, when she wrote for MSN and Business Insider. As an entertainment journalist by heart - she's interviewed everyone from Lady Gaga, to James Marsden, Sophie Turner, John Lithgow and Susan Downey. She is also the author of a book, #thatPRStory.
When Reta is not writing, she finds time to moderate panel sessions at the previous Millennial 20/20 Summit in 2016 and 2017, and Fashion Tech Summit as part of Singapore Fashion Week in 2017. She also loves catching up on drama series, practising yoga, reading, travelling the world and dabbles in analog photography.
She lives in Singapore with her partner and two cats.

Praise for The Stories Women Journalists Tell

‘The voices of these women have turned into a collective roar of wisdom and insight. These words leap off the page and will captivate any reader.’

Angie Lau, Editor-in-Chief & CEO of Forkast News

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