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Archive for October, 2008

Loretta’s Story 2 (or: Local Louisianna newspaper reports on the cycle of domestic violence without sensationalism - pass it on)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2008

Last week, I blogged about the Eunice News, a small, local newspaper in Louisiana that has decided to do something that shouldn’t be (but too often is) unusual for corporate media: educate readers about the nature of domestic violence, from the roots of the problem to the ways it plays out in the lives of […]

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Excellent Time.com video on the border fence by Michelle Garcia, WIMN’s Voices blogger

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2008

WIMN’s Voices blogger Michelle Garcia has produced an important, unusually honest news feature for Time.com about Latino-American landowners fighting to block the proposed border fence in Southern Texas… and the impact that the fence will have on American families of color, whose ancestral land is being sacrificed to the vagaries of U.S. immigration policy.
Unlike […]

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Daily Show’s economic reporting review: financial news for dummies

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 10th, 2008

What would happen if Beat the Press author Dean Baker decided to take some comedy writing courses, leave the Center for Economic and Policy Research and get a gig over at Comedy Central?
Well, his first segment might look a little like last night’s Daily Show bit skewering the infantile nature of media coverage of […]

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This cat fight over vaccines is a serious debate

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

October 8th, 2008

As a parent the issue of whether or not to vaccinate is quite a complex decision. As someone with a scientific background and public health professionals dotting my friends & coworker scene, I went with vaccination. The debate over whether or not vaccinations cause autism in children is heated, but I weighed that threat with […]

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When facts are not sacred comment is cheap

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

October 8th, 2008

A recent article, “A feminist revolution in India skips the liberation,” published in the International Herald Tribune, provokes a spirited response from young Indian feminists.

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Five ways to guerrilla broadcasting with your cell phone

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October 7th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Liza Sabater

Allison and Nancy have a killer post over at TechPresident titled, "Twitter: An Antidote to Election Day Voting Problems?". It’s brilliant and you have to read it top to bottom for the points it makes on : Empowering Self-Organized Volunteers, Sharing Patterns, Serving as Mobile Legal Aide, Smart Routing Around Resource […]

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Reporting domestic violence: it’s not just statistics

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 6th, 2008

Quick hit: several of us here at WIMN’s Voices have written about how misrepresentative media treatment of violence against women too often is — that is, when this kind of abuse isn’t missing entirely, or portrayed as alternately glamorous or hilarious.
Yet it’s rare that we get to congratulate an outlet for solid journalism on […]

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Job Opening: Tenure track at Amherst on gender and media in Global South

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 5th, 2008

The Amherst College Women’s and Gender Studies Department is seeking applications for a rank-open position in Gender and Media in the Global South. Candidates who get us all their materials by Oct. 31, 2008 will be assured of full consideration.
Amrita Basu
Associate Dean of Faculty
Paino Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender […]

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Democracy Now! expands debate to include that other female vice presidential candidate

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 3rd, 2008

Despite all the talk about race and gender in the 2008 election, it’s ironic (though all too typical) that precious few media outlets have even reported the fact that two women of color are running on the first all-female presidential ticket in U.S. history, on the Green Party slate. Competing for that all-important Oval Office […]

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Biden vs. Palin Debate: Where was half the population?

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October 3rd, 2008

By Guest Blogger Ruth Rosen
Astonishing. Women are more than half the population. Yet the vice-presidential debate, which featured a woman running for the VP, and moderated by a respected female journalist, barely even mentioned any of the issues that concern female voters.
Amazingly, it was Sarah Palin who uttered the words “women’s rights” as part of […]

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