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Archive for July, 2007

The Wonderful World of WIMN (or, why Anne Elizabeth Moore, Paula Kamen, Roni Arreola and Cinnamon Cooper are so fab…)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 31st, 2007

So, it’s a wide, wonderful world of WIMN for me this week in Chicago. First, during and after BlogHer 2007, I got to talk shop, strategize (and, of course, have a rousing good time) with WIMN’s board member Veronica Arreola, and then stayed with her and Cinnamon Cooper, a long-time friend of Women In Media […]

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Fictional Geena Davis character as cautionary tale for Hillary Clinton?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 31st, 2007

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t been a huge Hillary Clinton fan, as my personal political memory dates back to her stumping for her husband’s administration’s Democratic Leadership Council, whose corporate-money-courting, move-the-party-rightward policies were terrible for women, people of color, low-income people and the media industry, from welfare “deform” to “three strikes […]

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Update: pics from BlogHer

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 31st, 2007

OK, so I’ve finally entered the new century, with all its Flickr-y goodness. Which means: pics, pics and more pics from BlogHer:
Elizabeth Edwards and me (as I said in a previous post, her response to my question about media consolidation was impressive):

Veronica Arreola, Women In Media & News board member and Chicago Parent blogger, and […]

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W Magazine Redefines “Fashion Victim” in Furry, Dead Spread

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

July 30th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Wendy Felton
We may not always like W’s fashion spreads, but we do appreciate that they don’t just pose the models in front of a gray fabric backdrop and call it a day.  The resulting photos are challenging and striking, and they always have a point of view.
All of which, sadly, is […]

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Pictures of WIMN at BlogHer, and VIDEO of Elizabeth Edwards on media reform

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 30th, 2007

I haven’t worked out the kinks yet in terms of being able to get a code for photos I post there to embed here — so click on over to Flickr if you’re interested in seeing pictures of WIMN staff, board members and allied bloggers, including some photos with me, Veronica Arreola (WIMN board member, […]

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Texas: National leader of abstinence-only sex ed…and teen pregnancy

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July 30th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
Here’s an ironic piece of news: Texas — national leader of abstinence-only sex education — now also enjoys the nation’s highest rate of… drum-roll please… teen pregnancy.
According to a Houston Chronicle story, in 2004 Texas had the highest teen birth rate in the country. Although all states have experienced […]

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Senator pinches “beautiful girl” reporter’s nose

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

July 30th, 2007

For those of you that have any doubts that women reporters are still not taken seriously, this little gem from the Louisville Courier Journal should quickly disabuse you of that fantasy:
“Fox 41 news director Barry Fulmer has asked state Sen. Gerald Neal to apologize to reporter Jennifer Baileys for responding to a question […]

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BlogHer question of the day: WIMN asks Elizabeth Edwards about media policy reform

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 29th, 2007

In the coming days, I’ll likely be writing a bit more about much of what unfolded at BlogHer07, the conference for women who blog (during our WAM conference session on feminist blogging, Deanna Zandt made an astute suggestion about avoiding self-marginalization in language, and ever since I prefer to use “women who blog” rather than […]

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Unpublished letters to the editor: trivializing trailblazing women edition

gfeldts Icon Posted by Gloria Feldt

July 28th, 2007

My friend Friedrike Merck suggested that I create a section on my website called “Salon Refusee”, in which we could archive the many letters-to-the-editor that we write but they don’t publish. Perhaps I will someday, but meanwhile, here is my latest letter that didn’t get published:
To the Editor, Washington Post :
Re: “Hillary Clinton’s Tentative Dip […]

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Transcript of Stephanie Mackley’s vlog critique about her experience being a part of the CNN/YouTube debate

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 28th, 2007

On Monday, I wrote about the positives and pitfalls in using online media to impact election coverage, using the YouTube/CNN debate as a case study.
Then, on Thursday, July 26, Stephanie Mackley recorded this video blog (vlog) post for Women In Media & News, headlined, “Independent Media Producer and Vlogger: Lessons I learned from having […]

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