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Women don’t fare too well on the power league lists

The Observer’s Women’s Special in the Review section, spanning 80 years of history, made interesting reading over the weekend: apparently men still dominate the top levels of media, politics, finance and … church. Of note were the ‘big lists’ split into male/female ratio. Here are those relevant to the media sector (percentages refer to the female portion of the list):

• Sunday Times Rich List: 1%
Of 95 women listed in the top 1,000, 56 are half of male-female partnerships.

• Vanity Fair ‘New Establishment’ 100: 9%
Three women feature as part of male-female partnerships; only one woman – Angelina Jolie – in top ten.

• Telegraph 100 Living Geniuses: 15%
No women feature in top 30.

• Media Guardian Top 100: 21%
One woman, BBC’s Jane Tranter, in top ten.

• Entertainment Weekly 50 Smartest People in Hollywood: 24%
Two women in top 25.

• Evening Standard 1001 Powerful Londoners: 27%.

Tips on map building for local news providers

In a blog post Ryan Pitts, online editor of Spokesmanreview.com, explains to colleague Colin Mulvany, the Review’s multimedia editor, how the paper implemented its recent mapping project to cover the area’s snow emergency.

The Help Your Neighbors and Storm Stories projects were used by the paper to connect willing volunteers with readers in need of assistance and built using the Review’s own databases.

Pitts talks us through this option, but also gives advice on using Google’s MyMaps feature and how to use a combination of Google Maps and Google Spreadsheets.

Pitts’ full lowdown on map building can be seen on Mulvany’s Mastering Multimedia blog.