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Archive for April, 2008

In the midst of Fiesta! Media Fever, they miss the first story of protest

brenaudgonzalezs Icon Posted by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

April 24th, 2008

When the “Royal Court” princesses look down from their Fiesta! parade float and see the largely Brown, poor, and sold-out crowd cheering them on, they lift up their $50,000 dresses and show them their tennis shoes.

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In San Antonio, Six Inner-City Schools Close and the Media Fiddles

brenaudgonzalezs Icon Posted by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

April 24th, 2008

She [the San Antonio Express-News reporter] seemed unresponsive, and told the parents she wasn’t sure she could do a story. When the parents around her brought up the SAEN’s corporate interests, she got defensive.

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Announcing the 2008 AAAFFFA

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

April 22nd, 2008

I occasionally grow tired of theorizing about corporate culture and cataloguing its public if hilarious malfeasances committed in the name of publicity—I mean,who reads that stuff?—and so, on Thursday, April 17, I started a new project with the Anti-Advertising Agency’s Steve Lambert called the Anti-Advertising Agency Foundation For Freedom. It’s a not-for-profit charitable arm of […]

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The Skyrocketing Number of C-Sections: Time’s Misleading Assertion That It is Moms Who Are Mostly Responsible For Driving Up The Rates

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

April 21st, 2008

According to Time magazine, “Choosy Mothers Chose Cesarians“. Just like choosy mothers pick the best day care or pre-school or what kind of food to feed their children? Well not exactly.

“Rates of C-sections have been climbing each year in the past decade in the U.S., reaching a record high of 31% of […]

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Where Are My Girls @ 2.0

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

April 18th, 2008

A recent eWEEK article, “Where Did All The Girl Geeks Go?” has sparked a few questions about where the women are in IT. On the heels of the recent computer world report indicating that women in IT jobs are earning less, pay inequity could be one of the reasons. (Not that you have […]

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Esquire Magazine Wants Real Women’s Input

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

April 18th, 2008

[Editorial Note: Women In Media & News is not involved with this story or endorsing its tone, but we appreciate Esquire’s genuine interest in adding depth to an otherwise fluffy story, and imagine that by adding your voices, WIMN’s Voices readers could certainly help the magazine achieve a deeper and more authentic result. –Jennifer L. […]

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Repost: Jon & Kate Plus… eight or ten cameras, dozens of video editors, thousands of dollars…

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

April 17th, 2008

Editor’s Note: for some very odd reason which I cannot understand (any WordPress experts out there want to weigh in?), a recent WIMN’s Voices post by guest blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser about the reality TV show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” has disappeared from the front page of the blog, as well as the archives. […]

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Pamela Anderson, one woman brand, reads Unmarketable by WIMN blogger Anne Elizabeth Moore

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 14th, 2008

I live for moments of ironic incongruity, so you can imagine how amused I was when, earlier today, various celebrity gossip sites posted the following pictures of Pamela Anderson — one-woman brand-maker for Playboy, Stuff, GQ, Baywatch, V.I.P. and numerous other my-boobs-move-media devices — reading Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing and the Erosion of Integrity, by […]

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Gives Good Headline: How the Media Loves its Sex Changes

jboylans Icon Posted by Jennifer Finney Boylan

April 14th, 2008

Gives Good Headline: How the Media Loves its Sex Changes
by Mercedes Allen
(reprinted from dented blue mercedes blog)
Not too long ago, Calgary City Council voted whether to change the title of “alderman” to something ungendered, such as “alderperson” or “councillor.” They voted the idea down, leaving them the last major Canadian city yet to do […]

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eGov and the People’s Access

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

April 10th, 2008

The FCC has finally approved an emergency text messaging system. It has taken two years to approve and has not been implemented. This system will allow a government agency (it has not been determined which agency) to use SMS technology to send emergency alerts to mobile devices. Sending information through mobile devices is one way […]

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