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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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Women rights work get international recognition by the Nobel Peace Prize

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

April 20th, 2012

When the Nobel Peace awarded Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights, the Nobel Committee gave recognition to women who have been demanding for years, the equal involvement of women in all […]

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Door open for women in media policy

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

July 12th, 2011

As a result of a court decision last week, women and people of color have an open door to advocate for media policy that will serve to expand their media ownership.

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

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

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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Hazel Trice Edney takes Black Journalism to a New Future

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

November 21st, 2010

Timing is everything.

When I heard that Hazel Trice Edney was leaving the National Newspaper Association (NNPA) (www.nnpa.org) as editor in chief a few weeks ago to start her own electronic news service, I thought, “Why now?” But in my heart, I knew why. Her talent and vision for Black journalism had already moved into the future, and she needed the freedom to lead it to a new conclusion.

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“All Scalia is saying is women aren’t persons [especially on The Bachelor]”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 30th, 2010

Quote of the day:
“All Scalia is saying is women aren’t persons.” [Especially on The Bachelor.]
Who said it?
Find out via my latest blog post at the website for my book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV.
Hint: This late night comedy host is a stalwart supporter of truthieness. If you enjoy […]

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Rachel Maddow and Melissa Harris-Lacewell on women candidates v. women’s rights (oh, and Chris Matthews remains an imbecile)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 17th, 2010

There’s a reason so many media critics — and so many feminists — have intellectual crushes on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Mixing genial bemusement with a never-back-down fervor for asking questions no one else in corporate news will, The Rachel Maddow Show regularly covers topics unaddressed anywhere outside of indy media, and does so from a […]

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The 9/11 media legacy I will never forget: “buy Snow White on DVD”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 11th, 2010

Every year on 9/11, corporate media push the PTSD buttons they installed in us on that first day, and those first few weeks, with 24-7 looped coverage of the Twin Towers getting struck by the planes, bursting into flames, and falling down, set to the backdrop of mass screaming, sobbing, confusion, panic.
Amid my own […]

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