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Liveblogging Women’s Media Equity Summit: Survey of women’s media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Shireen Mitchell (who blogs here), and Susan Feiner of the Women’s Media Equity Collaborative are presenting data from a survey of the women’s media sector.
102 responses from people in new media and old media
That represents 1/3 of the surveys sent out — 30% is a huge response rate. (Surveys tends to get a 10% […]

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Visioning at the Women’s Media Equity Summit

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Report-back from the Women’s Media Equity Summit: Visioning Activity
Note: I can’t possibly type as fast as the women in this group speak, so I’ll do my best to capture the essence of what is said, and as a journalist I will attempt to quote accurately. But, understand that there will be typos, paraphrased comments, etc.
Youth […]

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Women’s Media Equity Summit begins

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

It’s 8:45 am in Detroit, MI, and our facilitator, Adrienne Maree Brown of the Ruckus Society, is leading us in an opening intro. We’re only half-way through the around-the-room introduction of attendees of the Women’s Media Equity Summit of the Allied Media Conference. I think this gather’s motto could be, “We meet more inspiring women […]

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Women’s Media Equity Summit

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 15th, 2009

Quick hit: I’m writing from Wayne State University in Detroit, where media activists, media producers and media scholars will converge for the Allied Media Conference.
Tomorrow, I will be representing Women In Media & News at a groundbreaking gathering of women journalists, media justice activists, academics and cultural producers at the Women’s Media Equity Summit. Co-organized […]

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Smarmy media get hot and bothered over Sarah Palin

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 8th, 2009

A version of this commentary is published by NPR today. Please click “recommend” and comment on NPR’s site to encourage their support for media criticism (of course, your comments are welcome below).
Think carefully: can you remember any passionate TV news debates about whether journalists or voters might want to get naked with former vice president […]

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Donny Deutsch on MSNBC: Palin’s polarizing because she “is the first woman in power with sexual appeal.”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 7th, 2009

On Friday, shortly after Sarah Palin declared her independence from her job as Governor of Alaska, I posted this request to Twitter:
@jennpozner: Feminists & progressives, let’s b on lookout 4 #palinsexism –if u see blatantly sexist coverage, call it out. (h/t @addiestan 4suggestion)
On Monday, NPR asked me to write an oped on sexism in […]

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Help Independent Media on Independence Day!!!

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

July 2nd, 2009

GRITtv has until Midnight, Sunday, July 5, to raise $5,000! Help Independent Media this Independence Day!

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What Would Buffy Do? Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen

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July 1st, 2009

By Guest Blogger Jonathan McIntosh
I usually try to stay away from the forces of darkness, but last week I killed a famous vampire – and let me tell you, it was fun! Actually, I didn’t stake him myself — I used new media tools to allow one of the strongest female television characters of […]

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