Here’s to the Women!

(Above: Screen grab from ‘A Woman’s Job’ trailer below)

Several content providers chose yesterday’s International Women’s Day to premiere new shows celebrating … women! The following are three of our favorites:

A Woman’s Job

Newsy, a streaming news network catering to millennials, launched A Woman’s Job, a six-part short-form series “profiling women who are redefining what it means to build a career in male-dominated fields.”

The first episode, available now, profiles Dr. Jen Welter, the first woman to coach in the NFL. Future subjects include Patrice Banks, mechanic and founder of Girls Auto Clinic.

Episodes will premiere each Wednesday at Newsy.com; via Newsy channels on Hulu, Sling TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Pluto TV, and Comcast’s Watchable; and over Newsy apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. For more info on how to watch, visit www.newsy.com/apps.

Women on War – Reporting from the Front Line

TRT World, an international news site from Turkey’s public broadcaster, debuted Women on War – Reporting from the Front Line, a half-hour roundtable discussion with five veteran female war correspondents. The participants are CNN’s Arwa Damon, former Al Jazeera reporter Sue Turton, Al Monitor’s Shelly Kittleson, and TRT World’s Zeina Awad and Nicole Johnston.

You can watch the show at www.trtworld.com/womenonwar, or right here:

For more of TRT World, you can watch its live stream.

Women of Influence

The title may be a bit misleading until you realize that this new 10-part short-form series is available over the B&H Photo Video website. So naturally, these are influential women specifically involved with photography or cinematography.

The first two episodes, which premiered yesterday on B&H’s Women of Influence page, profile Cristina Mittermeier, a Mexican-born marine biologist, photographer and writer who specializes in conservation issues involving fisheries and indigenous cultures; and Barbara Davidson, a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times who has won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, and a national Emmy in multimedia storytelling for her work on innocent victims trapped in the crossfire of deadly gang violence. Here’s the Davidson episode:

Additional episodes will premiere every Wednesday.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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