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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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VIDEO: Jennifer L. Pozner Discusses AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Defeat on “The Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 21st, 2011

On Monday, I shared the happy news with you that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger — which Women In Media & News and many other media activist organizations had actively opposed — was officially dead. And last night, I spent the first night of Chanukah on “The Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann, explaining how the festival […]

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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, SO DOES BIAS

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

August 28th, 2011

The deficit crisis is an artifical triage situation created in a recession to diminish aid to those over 65 as well as others in need

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Does Oprah’s Finale Herald The Rapture?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2011

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show being treated on the level of cataclysm, I’m feeling deeply grateful. Not for her show, mind you, which has had its merits and detriments — but that my emotional strength comes from within, my psychological insights spring from an examined life, and my socio-cultural awareness is rooted […]

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No Gender Gap in Wages? So Carrie Lukas Argues. Part 1.

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

April 13th, 2011

Carrie Lukas tells us on Equal Pay Day that there is no gender gap in wages, that the differences are wholly due to women’s “free” choices. I beg to differ. Hence these two long posts answering her arguments.

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No Gender Gap in Wages? So Carrie Lukas Argues. Part 2.

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

April 13th, 2011

Let’s continue with Carrie Lukas’ argument that there is no gender gap in wages.

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WIMN at the NCMR: Book signing and media literacy workshop

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 9th, 2011

I’m representing Women In Media & News (WIMN) at two events today at the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR11), and I hope to see many of you at one or both:
BOOK SIGNING:
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV on Saturday, 10:30-11am, in the main exhibition hall. As a sneak peek, […]

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Liveblogging NCMR11: Media Reform through Media Education session at the National Conference on Media Reform

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 8th, 2011

Hey folks, I’m going to be be posting quite regularly in the next two days from the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR11). I’ll be doing a book reading for Reality Bites Back Saturday at 10:30am, and I’ll be co-facilitating with Chica Luna and Sister Outsider cofounder Sofia Quintero, titled, “Keeping It Unreal: Decoding Gender, […]

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Ownership Data Subject of FCC Petition

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

February 5th, 2011

I was among more than 20 individuals and 25 organizations to petition the FCC’s Media Bureau on February 2nd to make public the current ownership data, with respect to women and minorities, for broadcast stations in the US.

The letter bearing our signatures asked FCC Chairman Julius Genakowski and Commissioners Michael J. Copps, Robert M. McDowell, Mignon Clyburn, and Meredith Attwell Baker to release ownership data, which contains gender and race information. The FCC has not made such data available since 2006.

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Will the Comcast-NBC Merger Give You Diarrhea? Ask Liz Lemon!

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February 3rd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Jenn Ettinger
The Comcast-NBC Universal merger was finalized last week, and its impact on our media environment is likely to be grim. Ultimately, this new giant company will control not just vast amounts content, but how people can access that content via broadcast, cable and the Internet. The result will be fewer voices […]

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