Just for fun

This is all women journalists needed: Journalism Barbie

As if women journalists didn’t have enough trouble in a traditionally male-dominate field, now there’s Journalism Barbie.  It’s the newest Barbie, available for Christmas.  She’s dressed in pink and has a microphone and camera and, of course, black stilettos adorned with tiny bows.  And every blonde hair is in place.

By Kathryn Jones Malone

Kathryn Jones Malone is co-director of the Texas Center for Community Journalism. She began her career as a staff writer at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, then worked as a staff writer for the Dallas Times Herald and The Dallas Morning News; as a contract writer for The New York Times; as a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine; as editor of the Glen Rose Reporter; and as a freelance writer for numerous state, regional and national magazines. She teaches journalism at Tarleton State University.