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Archive for October, 2007

Other News on the Day Anna Nicole Died

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 30th, 2007

Last February, when broadcast and cable news decided that the death of codger-marrying model and former reality TV trainwreck Anna Nicole Smith was the single most newsworthy story they could possibly think to report, media critics here on WIMN’s Voices and throughout the blogosphere noted the lunacy of journalists and pundits ignoring war, global unrest, […]

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Huffington Headline in the Gutter

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

October 30th, 2007

Kudos to the folks at Progress Action for catching the discrepency between the headlines that The Huffington Post and Buzzflash used for the same story.
The Huffie version read,
“Ford Saw Clinton As Sex Addict: New Bio”
And Buzzflash penned it this way,
“In his newest book, published posthumously, Gerald Ford viewed the Iraq war as a mistake, […]

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Event Announcement: WIMN and NYC Bar Association panel on media coverage of violence against women

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 30th, 2007

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ll be participating tonight on a panel about the impact of media coverage on public perceptions of — and legal responses to — violence against women.
Sponsored by the New York City Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Committee and moderated by a retired New York Supreme Court Judge, this will be an important event… […]

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Unmarketing: AEM on Tour

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

October 29th, 2007

Hey WIMN,
I’m going on tour with my new book about the corporate infiltration of the cultural underground, Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity. I currently have dates in Chicago and on the East Coast through November, see below for times, locations, and related happenings. Come on out! The fun starts Sunday in […]

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How the FCC got its groove back

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

October 26th, 2007

It’s a weird feeling, having someone in power agree with you.
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission announced its first-ever fines for fake TV news. The fines aren’t large — especially for a major corporation like Comcast — but they represent a major challenge for the public relations and broadcast industries. A federal regulator […]

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Event announcement: WIMN on media representations of violence

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 25th, 2007

Event Announcement from Women In Media & News:
On Friday, October 26 from 2:15 - 3:45, WIMN’s Executive Director, Jennifer L. Pozner, will be speaking about the impact of news media on the continued perpetuation of violence against women in America, at the Urban Resource Institute’s second annual anti-domestic violence conference.
“Unlocking the Secrets: Acquiring the […]

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Breast Cancer Sells

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

October 24th, 2007

I have an article out on Alternet today that may be of interest to WIMN readers on how women’s mass media magazines (you know, the ones on the magazine rack at the grocery store) cover breast cancer and (don’t) cover domestic violence. You can check it out here.

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Tech job opening at AlterNet

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 23rd, 2007

As always, if you have journalism/media/communications jobs, let us know and we’ll post them here on WIMN’s Voices in the “journalism jobs” category.
Company: AlterNet.org
Job Title: Director of Technology
AlterNet.org, the Webby Award-winning national on-line magazine of news and culture with over 2 million unique visitors per month, seeks a Director of Technology to oversee the development, […]

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How Odd!

mmcewans Icon Posted by melissa mcewan

October 23rd, 2007

[Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five.]
Welcome to Part Six in my ongoing series, How Odd!, devoted to aggravated grumbling about the wire services’ insistence on trivializing women’s lives, actions, experiences, and issues by categorizing as “Odd News” stories about the mistreatment of women, or stories about women that aren’t “odd” in […]

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Deliver Us From Dick

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

October 23rd, 2007

The cover of the October 29 issue of Newsweek has two headlines, side by side that illustrate with unfortunate perfection the frame we are given when it comes to whether or not to vote for a woman. The first headline reads “Hillary’s Secrets” (remember this is Newsweek, not the National Inquirer) and right next […]

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