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Archive for July, 2008

TODAY: Vote for South End Press to receive a $20K publishing grant

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July 31st, 2008

By Guest Blogger Asha Tall

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably part of feminist media, or supportive of it. And either way, you’ve probably been involved in seeking funding at some point or other. Especially if you’re working in independent media (which you probably are, because most corporate media is anything but feminist).
Thank […]

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ooVoo, Social Media, Diversity & Politics

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

July 28th, 2008

Tonight is the first night of several ooVoo events with political bloggers. I will be on the session with Liza Sabater of Culture Kitchen discussing “Diversity in the Blogosphere”. Come join us in the discussion. There are several other political bloggers, you can find a list here on Culture Kitchen and on ooVoo: My ooVoo […]

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Shilling or Being Savvy? Mommy Bloggers Take a Sponsored Road Trip

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

July 25th, 2008

If a group of “mommy bloggers” tries to drive more traffic to their websites by taking part in a corporate-sponsored road trip, is it problematic?
I’m not sure… but I do know that marketers consider mommy bloggers to be “tech-savvy media pros who work cheap and have a direct link to a demographic that spends more […]

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A Shepherd Leads the Country to an Abortion Debate

pjeridos Icon Posted by Patricia Jerido

July 22nd, 2008

In an election season that has been low on controversial issues, leave it to the View’s Sherri Shepherd to get Americans talking about abortion again. With her statement “I’ve had more abortions that I can count” Sherri tries to indicate how out of control her life was and though she grew up as a Jehovah’s […]

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Liveblogging Momentum 2008 conference

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 21st, 2008

Hot off the heels of the extremely productive media commentary workshop that Catherine Orenstein and I co-facilitated at BlogHer (which ended yesterday morning), I went directly to the Tides Foundation’s Momentum 2008 conference, which is bringing together visionary progressive leaders in a broad swatch of sectors, to share their best thinking on what America’s deepest […]

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Liveblogging Momentum 2008: Health plenary

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 21st, 2008

This morning offered a vibrant plenary on Democracy, though I wasn’t able to liveblog it. Hopefully the video will be available. Here, now, are my notes from the Health plenary of the Momentum conference, which is taking place right now. As always, I’ll be doing my best to type presenters’ comments as they speak, though […]

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Celebrating five years of media justice

dcuellars Icon Posted by Deanne Cuellar

July 19th, 2008

Hi, I’m Deanne Cuellar, project director of Texas Media Empowerment Project, co-founder of Local 782 in San Antonio, TX, leadership team member of MAG-Net (the Media Action Grassroots Network), and independent blogger at Krak My Apple. I’ve been signed on as a house blogger here at WIMN’s Voices for many months, now, and have been […]

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Women Who Own Nice Belts

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

July 17th, 2008

A piece on Salon this morning called Cracking Code Pink featured a number of criticisms of the women’s anti-war organization (that, I confess, I’m doing a little work with) that were on target and worth some in-depth discussion. But I’m a bit dismayed by the writer’s continued assertion that poor fashion is a reasonable excuse […]

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WIMN’s Bay Area speaking tour: BlogHer 08, Momentum 08, and a party for feminist media justice

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 15th, 2008

WIMN’s taking our show on the road tomorrow. Over the next two weeks, San Francisco/Bay Area journalists, bloggers, media activists and generally interested folks will have three chances to meet up with several of WIMN’s staff members, board members, bloggers and allies.
1. Thursday, July 17, 7-9pm: PARTY for Feminist Media Justice! (RSVP now, […]

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Tursday, 7/17: Party with WIMN in the Bay Area!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 14th, 2008

I’m reposting Women In Media & News’s July 17th house party announcement below — hope you’ll blog it, forward it to your Bay Area friends, and attend if you can. And, as a quick reminder to all of you in the Bay Area thinking of joining us this Thursday — this is your chance to […]

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