For some years, women have been entering Indonesian communications degrees in much larger numbers than men, but only a minority of media workers at present are women. This paper reports on research into the limiting factors, which affect the progress of female communications graduates into professional media work. A case study was used to investigate the gap between the number of women enrolling in communication studies at Universitas Sebelas Maret in Solo, Central Java, and those working in television, radio, newspapers, tabloids and journals, public relations and advertising across Indonesia. This paper concludes by describing some of the factors, which contribute to the apparent “mismatch” phenomenon.
Recommended CitationUtari, P. and Nilan, P., The lucky few: Female graduands of communication studies in the Indonesian media industry, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 15, 2004, 63-80.