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NBC Steals Story from Kids

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March 31st, 2009

By Guest Blogger Cara Lisa Powers
Full disclosure, I am the Co-Director of Press Pass TV, a youth organization in Boston. This weekend, we shot a story at the home of a community member, who had a scare Friday night when shots were fired outside his children’s bedroom. The upstairs neighbor had shots fired into her […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Women & the Economic Crisis: Getting Beyond the Corporate Media Narrative

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March 29th, 2009

Taking a shot at liveblogging “Women & the Economic Crisis: Getting Beyond the Corporate Media Narrative” session at WAM!2009, but will be slower on the transcription than usual, because I’m working off of four hours of sleep. Also, missed the beginning of the session. As always, below is only a partial transcript, and any typos […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Cynthia Lopez, P.O.V conducts opening keynote

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March 28th, 2009

Cynthia Lopez, vice president of documentary for P.O.V, is WAM!2009’s opening keynoter.
I listened to but didn’t liveblog the wonderful opening remarks from Jaclyn Friedman or Irene Villisonor (sp), and listened but wasn’t able to liveblog the beginning of the Cynthia Lopez’s remarks. But WAM! will eventually have all the sessions’ full video available, so do […]

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WIMN’s schedule at WAM!2009 Sat & Sun

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March 28th, 2009

If you’re one of the hundreds of people whose smiling (if sleepy) people I’m passing by in the hallways of MIT at the WAM!2009 (Women, Action & Media) conference, I want to remind you of several ways you can catch Women In Media & News (WIMN) staff members, board members and WIMN’s Voices bloggers throughout […]

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Liveblogging WAM!2009: Women Reporting from the Global Frontlines

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March 27th, 2009

Hi all, I’m going to attempt to liveblog the “Women Reporting on the Global Frontlines” panel - it’s the opening session of WAM!2009, the Women, Action and Media conference (of which WIMN is proud to be a supporting sponsor).
I’m going to do the best I can to just transcribe what these brilliant and […]

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Liveblogging WAM: Report from my PR Strategies session

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March 27th, 2009

As I posted here yesterday, I’m presenting on the opening panel of the WAM!2009 Pre-Conference.
Our session, PR: Getting Your Work Out There, is just getting started, with a welcome session by PR expert and Boston radio veteran about the impact of media, in particular newspapers, to democracy, and the shifting reality of the difficulties […]

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Catch WIMN at WAM!2009, Friday, March 27 - Sunday, March 29

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March 26th, 2009

As I’ve posted previously, Women In Media & News is proud to be a supporting sponsor of WAM!2009, the annual Women, Action and Media conference.
Organized by the Center for New Words and held at MIT in Cambridge, MA, WAM! brings together journalists and media makers from corporate and independent spheres, feminist activists, media scholars, […]

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Media, Chris Brown and the Real “Teachable Moment”

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March 25th, 2009

By Guest Bloggers Jamii Claiborne and Susanne Gubanc
Oprah advises Rihanna, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again.”
CNN brings on legal expert Linda Fairstein to tell Rihanna, “Get serious counseling about this.”
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook wonders, “Everyone’s bent over backwards and really succeeded in raising a generation of quite strong young women. […]

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Black Women Are Props in Caitlin Flanagan’s Rant

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March 25th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Julie Hollar
Caitlin Flanagan, primarily known (and embraced by mainstream media) for her anti-feminist writings, was back in the New York Times this weekend–this time attacking former ’70s radical Sara Jane Olson. As a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, Olson (born Kathleen Soliah) was indicted for plotting to bomb LAPD patrol […]

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Eight More Than Enough: Media create, then condemn, “Octomom”

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March 12th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser

When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets, a media firestorm erupted. First came stories playing on the well-worn “wow factor,” highlighting the medical curiosity. Initial headlines were simple, exemplified by this UK Times story: “American Woman Gives Birth to Live Octuplets.” The AP’s piece, posted on Fox News’ […]

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