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

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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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Jezebel on me, TLC, and Tea Party intimidation: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is Afraid Of Its Own Viewers”

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December 14th, 2010

Yesterday, a Jezebel headline about my weekend brouhaha with Sarah Palin’s Alaska summed up what I promised TLC I wouldn’t discuss on record: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska is scared of their own viewers.”

Jezebel’s Anna North’s post brings into stark relief how certain segments on the right are using fear and intimidation to create a chilling effect […]

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My TLC podcast canceled–apparently, I make Sarah Palin “political.”

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December 12th, 2010

Earlier today, I announced that I was invited to be a guest on TLC’s podcast about Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring and executive produced by the former Governor, GOP VP nominee, and potential future POTUS candidate. I wrote to give you all a sneak peek into what I planned to talk about […]

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Reality Bites Back at…Sarah Palin’s Alaska, TONIGHT, 10:20pm EST

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December 12th, 2010

Am I being Punked? Perhaps. But at 10:20 EST, I’ll be a guest on TLC’s TalkBack Live podcast to follow tonight’s new episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring — and executive produced by — the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, former half-term Gov. of Alaska, and Fox News contributor. In the […]

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Oprah bans “bitch” from new OWN network: WIMN and other women’s media activists respond

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November 2nd, 2010

News spread yesterday that the most powerful woman in media banned the use of the word “bitch” on her new TV network, OWN. I spoke with Daily Caller political reporter Caroline May about Oprah’s positive symbolic step–and about why we’ll need more than symbolism to dismantle bias against women in all aspects of media, both […]

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Beyond Pink-a-Palooza: The Breast Cancer News You’re Not Hearing

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October 10th, 2010

Another October has rolled around, and with it pink-ribboned Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Seemingly more than with any other cause, businesses hop on the bandwagon to lend support for this all-too-common women’s cancer through various rosy-hued promotions. Some can seem frivolous (pink M&Ms) or downright suspect (Sutter Home Zinfandel—consuming alcohol is considered a […]

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Making up for make-up: a win for the feminist blogosphere

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August 17th, 2010

By Guest Blogger Janna A. Zinzi, cross–posted at Feministe.
Over the last month or so, I’ve been following this story about trendy makeup company MAC’s inappropriate collaboration with design duo Rodarte. It was reported that the unnamed collection, due to launch in September, was inspired by Rodarte’s trip through Texas which exposed them to Mexican […]

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“Advertising hasn’t changed” since “Mad Men” –Hank Wasiak at #140Conf

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April 20th, 2010

During his #140Conf solo speech “Why Madison Avenue Should Love Social Media - The Thoughts of a Mad Man Turned Twitterholic,” Hank Wasiak (@hankwasiak on Twitter), who describes himself as an “Author, TV Host, Ad Guy,” made one key point I want to share with you.
I find it is always quite useful to listen […]

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More on NBC stealing youth reporters’ story

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April 1st, 2009

I wish this were an April Fool’s prank (it’s ludicrous enough to be, isn’t it?), but as you read here yesterday, a Boston NBC affiliate ripped off a story from youth media producers. For a follow-up on yesterday’s guest post by Cara Lisa Powers, see today’s release from Press Pass TV.

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