home
WIMN’s Voices: A Group Blog on Women, Media, AND…

Archive for the 'Technology & Communication' Category

How I Fought a YouTube Takedown and (Eventually) Won

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

February 3rd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Anita Sarkeesian<
On January 10th, 2011 I realized that one of my YouTube videos, “Too Many Dicks: Video Games Remix,” was suddenly unavailable. I was a little shocked since I hadn’t even received an email letting me know the remix had been removed, or for what reason. I still don’t know […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

To TechCrunch’s Battle of the Sexes: No One’s Blaming Anyone

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

August 29th, 2010

By Guest Blogger Cindy Gallop

This weekend a storm blew up in the blogosphere. It began on Friday with Shira Ovide’s piece on WSJ.com, “Addressing the Lack of Women Leading Emerging Tech,” which quoted Rachel Sklar:
“Part of changing the ratio is just changing awareness, so that the next time Techcrunch is planning a Techcrunch Disrupt, […]

Read more...

Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 11th, 2010

I wrote this article on media literacy for On The Issues Magazine’s Spring ‘10 edition, published today. To explore the theme of this edition, “The Feminist Mind,” contributors look at ways readers can enhance their understanding of feminist and progressive values.
Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It
by Jennifer L. Pozner
On The Issues magazine, […]

Read more...

FCC, WTF?!? Update: A Win for an Open Internet

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

May 7th, 2010

By Guest Bogger Lila Kitaeff
At Reel Grrls, we like to keep track of what the Federal Communications Commission is doing and how it affects our lives. When the FCC came to town a couple of years ago to hold a public hearing about media consolidation, a bunch of Reel Grrls participants went down to […]

Read more...

VIDEO from #140Conf: Joan Walsh, Blaire Kelley, Liza Sabater and Elon James White on Race and Politics on Twitter

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 21st, 2010

Although the first day of #140Conf (the #140 Conference: The State of Now) was too pale-male-stale, one panel stood out as a highlight not only for the diversity of its participants but for the humor, insight and strategic advice participants brought to the conversation.
In Finding Common Ground: Discussion of issues of race and politics in […]

Read more...

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

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

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 […]

Read more...

Twitter Feeds to Follow from the #140Conf - 140: The State of Now

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 20th, 2010

Quickly: I haven’t been able to livetweet the early sessions of the #140 Conference: The State of Now, but if you’re interested in learning about:
– educating about the politics of race online
– social media as real-time news and information-gathering systems
– Interacting with the television audience in Real Time
– and more…
I encourage you to read the […]

Read more...

Who Will Defend the Rights of People of Color to an Open Internet? We Speak for Ourselves.

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

April 7th, 2010

In every competition, there’s a winner and a loser.
The open Internet protections being debated by the Federal Communications Commission right now will determine who wins and who loses in the fight over whether big companies or regular people will control the Internet. I want everyday people to win.
In the fight over who will control the […]

Read more...

Half the Sky: Using Multimedia to Help Women Globally

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

March 5th, 2010

This past Thursday (March 4), I saw a special, one-night-only nationwide screening of “Half the Sky.” The film, based on a staged event at NYU last fall, is in turn based on the book of the same title by NY Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn. It featured readings […]

Read more...