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Archive for March, 2008

Drawing the Line

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

March 31st, 2008

Even so, the blogger-journo relationship presents an interesting opportunity as we face a dark moment in terms of the economy and the shrinking world of journalism. How this synergy develops might take us to another interesting level of media in this country. For now though, we’re living and working in a closet of chaos.

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Liveblogging WAM - Strategies for Making Change session

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 30th, 2008

I just want to say that I am incredibly proud right now to be facilitating a sesion — at this very moment — with Deanne Cuellar (WIMN’s Voices blogger, director of the Texas Media Empowerment Project and MAGNET: Media Action Grassroots Network), Anne Elizabeth Moore (WIMN’s Voices blogger, author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing and […]

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It’s our 1,000th birthday! How has WIMN’s Voices impacted your blogging, journalism, activism, or personal life?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 29th, 2008

Media love to tell women we should be ashamed of aging. “You never ask a lady her age,” we hear from news anchors to soap opera characters. But WIMN’s Voices is turning 1,000 today, and we couldn’t be happier at how we’ve grown up.
This, in fact, is the thousandth post to WIMN’s Voices, the […]

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Sat - Sun, Meet several WIMN folk at WAM, and Mon., meet Pozner at MIT

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 29th, 2008

Opportunity for Boston area folks: This weekend through Monday there will be several chances to meet Women In Media & News’s staff, board and bloggers at the WAM!2008 conference today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday), as well the next day (Monday) at MIT, where I will be speaking about reality TV as cultural backlash against women […]

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What’s YOUR Choice: Living Old or Dying Younger?

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

March 28th, 2008

On March 27th, PBS repeated “Living Old”– its mainly depressive portrait of people over 85, most of whom are sick, and some of whom are sick and tired of living. The moral–implied in some of the interviews–is that no one should want to live that long. But hey, I finally said to myself on second […]

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Two job openings at Prometheus Radio

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

March 27th, 2008

From Hannah Sassaman comes this announcement for two job openings at Prometheus Radio Project — deadline Apr. 11.
Two Jobs Available at the Prometheus Radio Project!
The Prometheus Radio Project is hiring for two permanent full time jobs
– a Station Support Organizer and a Campaign Director. Please read the
email below for short descriptions of our […]

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Breast is Best? An Ongoing Saga

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March 26th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
An interesting—sobering—study from the American Journal of Public Health was reported upon in the New York Times that revealed how the veneer of being pro-breastfeeding from the infant formula companies—the “in-favor” part is the pro-breastfeeding literature in the “gift bag” sent home with new mothers from the hospital—turns out […]

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Kraft Wants to Pump You Up

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

March 25th, 2008

This story has been sitting on my desk for a while. Although I immediately thought of posting about it on WIMN’s Voices, it almost seemed almost too easy and too repetitive.
Wow, another intrusion of marketing forces into our lives? One that relies on negative (you’re not good enough) and positive (you like to […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Parenting

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

March 24th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
What happens when the most glam stars go all… maternal? The fascination with celebrity pregnancies and celebrities’ babies is well documented. These days, a glossy magazine spread for PR is de rigueur when a tiny tot enters a celebrity family. It’s a trend Daniel Harris noted in November of 2006 […]

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“Feminists and taxes make God cry” (update: video posted)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 20th, 2008

Gotta love Stephen Colbert. In a segment of tonight’s “The Colbert Report” about water issues, Mr. Mock-O’Reilly himself explained: “Here’s how scientists say the water cycle works. First, the sun causes ground water to evaporate, which then condenses into clouds. Then, feminists and taxes make God cry, an the ocean gets replenished.”
Below, check […]

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