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Bradley Manning’s sentencing

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

August 21st, 2013

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for doing something courageous — letting the world know about acts of brutality committed in the names of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. I grieve for him, the loneliness of the years in front of him lived apart from the rest of the world. […]

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Busting “Bachelor” & “Bachelorette” Bigotry: I investgate ABC’s race discrimination lawsuit for The Daily Beast & HLN

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2012

Ten years, 24 seasons, *0* stars of color… and one racial discrimination lawsuit that, if it moves forward, could potentially transform the entertainment industry.
On Monday, I reported on the class action civil rights suit filed against ABC and the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for The Daily Beast, in what since been […]

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The Bachelor and Bachelorette race discrimination lawsuit: read the complaint here

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 3rd, 2012

I’m working on story for The Daily Beast about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed late in April against ABC and the various production teams behind “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” I’ve interviewed reality TV producers, high-level media executives, former and aspiring future Bachelor cast members, entertainment lawyers and TV reporters for this piece, which I’ll […]

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Liveblogging the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards: Journalism for the public good

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 1st, 2012

The 2012 Sidney Hillman Awards have begun, as I discussed earlier.
To give you a sense of the heavy hitters in independent journalism represented in this room, even the bloggers and press here to cover the event are, themselves, challenging, critical voices in the feminist and independent online media sphere. I am sitting in a […]

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Liveblogging the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards: #Hillman2012

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 1st, 2012

I’m liveblogging tonight from the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards, which honor excellence in journalism for the public good. You can follow @SidneyHillman as well as Hillman staffer and friend-of-WIMN’s Voices, Lindsay Beyerstein, on Twitter, and the team of bloggers who are livetweeting with the hashtag #Hillman2012.
Before I begin, some info about the program and tonight’s […]

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Liveblogging #WAMNYC: keynote by Colorlines’ Rinku Sen

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

Rinku Sen, the visionary leader of Applied Research Center and ColorLines (which I consider the most important racial justice media outlet in the country) is giving the #WAMNYC keynote. I am paraphrasing this — the notes below are not verbatim, and not at all her comments in their entirety. Please attribute any errors to me, […]

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Jeremy Lin Coverage Mirrors Media Misunderstanding of Asian Americans

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

February 28th, 2012

Some sports fans may have been surprised by the recent racially “Lin-sensistive” media coverage of suddenly-famous NBA point guard Jeremy Lin. Me? Not so much.
Last year, I joined the throng of Asian students who earn spots in America’s top universities—a trend simultaneously heralded as a triumph for “model minorities” (PDF) and a justification for […]

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Sister, Citizen, Anchor: Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Broadcast Ground With New MSNBC Show

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 17th, 2012

A black feminist, anti-racist thought-leader given roughly the same kind of job as Bill O’Reilly, within commercial media? Unheard of—until now.

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Fake News: Tell the FCC You Demand a Searchable Public Database

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December 22nd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Libby Reinish
A media watchdog sent us this video of Wisconsin station WLUK passing off an AT&T advertisement as news:

It sounds crazy, but passing an infomercial off as a news story is legal as long as stations disclose the paid pieces at the end of the program.
But a lot of stations don’t even manage that: […]

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Media, Sexuality, and Self: Jaclyn Friedman wants to know what you really, really want

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 21st, 2011

For years, I and other WIMN’s Voices bloggers have critiqued the many ways corporate media hypersexualize girls, reinforce rigid gender stereotypes, and contribute to rape culture. From cable news to reality TV, from newspapers and magazines to movies, music videos and games, images of women’s sexuality are commodified, ever-present… and rarely centered on women’s pleasure. […]

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