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Job announcement: two tenure track media studies positions at CUNY

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 31st, 2008

The Media Studies Department at Queens College, City University of New York announces two tenure track positions.
Position # 1
Assistant Professor - Film Studies
Queens College-City University of New York
Closing Date: 11-15-2008
Salary Range: $38,801 - $67,092
Description of Duties
The Department of Media Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces an opening for […]

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Putting a stake through the NY Post’s Buffy and religion theory

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August 28th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Mara Einstein

According to an article in yesterday’s New York Post, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer “is the reason an estimated 50,000 women a year are quitting the church.” This information is based on a new report by Dr Kristin Aune, a sociologist at the University of Derby.
According to this work, Buffy introduces […]

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Job opening: The Funding Exchange Seeks Media Justice Consultant

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 28th, 2008

This job announcement comes to us from Hye-Jung Park at the Media Justice Fund of the Funding Exchange. MJF/FE supports many of WIMN’s allied advocacy groups, and this is a chance for potential consultants to get involved with some of the most groundbreaking media advocacy work in the country. I encourage women and people of […]

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The DNC: Inside the bubble and the view on the tube from outside

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August 26th, 2008

EDITORIAL NOTE: This marks the first post from Cynematic, WIMN’s Voices newest house blogger on women, media and politics. Because she is blogging from the convention it will be a few days before we can put up a full profile page for her, so she’s posting as a guest blogger today — this will be […]

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To the New York Times, Tubbs Jones’ death less newsworthy than where an elephant, or Tori Spelling’s mom, lives

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August 21st, 2008

By Guest Blogger Kristen Harbeson

Here is what the New York Times wants me to know about what is going on in my country on August 21, 2008:
1) Millionaires in Los Angeles are giving up mansions to live in condos. This story is accompanied by a picture of Candy Spelling, the smiling widow of Aaron […]

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Job Opp: P.O.V. (PBS) seeks interns for fall

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August 21st, 2008

By Guest Blogger Irene Villasenor

If you are interested in rectifying the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women in the media, one way to get started is by interning at the first and longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction film, P.O.V. (’point-of-view’). Produced by American Documentary, P.O.V. premieres 14-16 high-impact documentaries every year on PBS. Hailed by critics […]

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Study and gender and tabloid news presented in South Africa

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

August 21st, 2008

This week I had the opportunity to witness the launch of a study entitled; “Whose views, whose news, Gender and Tabloid,” by Colleen Lowe Morna, the Executive Director of Gender Links.
The launch, which took place during the Gender Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa was organized by Gender Links and Gender and Media, Southern African […]

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Not business as usual

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

August 17th, 2008

“I can attest that media regards women in leadership with some mixture of awe and confusion. I am alternatively referred to as either the ‘Iron Lady of Liberia,’ or ‘Ma Sirleaf.’ Perhaps this shows the dual nature of women leaders!” - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia…

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Gender Code of Ethics Advanced by African Media Advocates

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

August 16th, 2008

Malibongwe – a word in the Zulu and !Xhosa languages meaning “let the women be praised,” roused the 180 delegates attending the third Gender and Media (GEM) Summit (http://www.genderlinks.org.za/page.php?p_id=400) to action, in Johannesburg, August 10-12.

Among the issues on the table at that meeting was a draft policy on gender equity in the media.

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WIMN’s lecture series: fifteen chances to catch up with WIMN this fall

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 15th, 2008

More details to come, but quick hit for now: As part of Women In Media & News’s multimedia lecture series on women, media, politics and pop culture, I will be taking WIMN’s media analysis on the road this fall with a new lecture titled, “When Anchormen Attack: Gender, Race and the Media in the 2008 […]

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