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Women's Media Events in the Bay Area: BlogHer, Momentum, and PARTY!

Posted July 16, 2008 | 12:14:44 (EST)

On behalf of Women In Media & News, I'm taking our show on the road tomorrow. Over the next two weeks, San Francisco/Bay Area journalists, bloggers, media activists and generally interested folks will have three chances to meet up with several of WIMN's staff members, board members, bloggers and...

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Party for Feminist Media Justice!

Posted July 15, 2008 | 17:13:45 (EST)

This goes out to all my Bay Area friends -- if you've been reading my occasional blog posts about women, media, politics and pop culture here at Huffington Post, or my regular posts at WIMN's Voices, the group blog I manage for Women In Media & News,...

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Pamela Anderson, One Woman Brand, Reads Unmarketable by Anne Elizabeth Moore

Posted April 15, 2008 | 15:51:22 (EST)

I live for moments of ironic incongruity, so you can imagine how amused I was when, yesterday, various celebrity gossip sites posted the following pictures of Pamela Anderson -- one-woman brand-maker for Playboy, Stuff, GQ, Baywatch, V.I.P. and numerous other my-boobs-move-media devices -- reading Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing and...

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Ellen DeGeneres Decries Murder of Gay 15-year-old (But Why is That "Not Political"?)

Posted March 1, 2008 | 14:02:00 (EST)

After Ellen DeGeneres came out on her late '90s sitcom and landed on the cover of Time magazine with the header "Yep, I'm Gay" in big, bold letters, she became an instant target in Hollywood -- paparazzi stalked her (and her then-girlfriend, Anne Heche), late night comedy show wankers...
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Super Tuesday Media Musings,Part II: Shocker -- There's No Feminist Kool-Aid

Posted February 6, 2008 | 14:28:41 (EST)

Early this morning, I wrote about a point I haven't seen filter into public debate in any meaningful way: that media coverage played as much or more of a role in whittling down the Democratic field than did the will of the electorate. (Why did Dem voters today have...

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Super Tuesday Media Musings, Part I: Why Media Forced Edwards Out of the Race

Posted February 5, 2008 | 13:23:00 (EST)

I've kept mum on my dog in the presidential race because as the director of a non-profit women's media justice group, I don't feel comfortable endorsing political candidates. And with the brilliant Rebecca Traister writing about primary season media coverage through much the same lens and with the...

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How the Gilmore Girls Could Have Helped Hillary Clinton Predict her Political Fate

Posted January 11, 2008 | 10:54:00 (EST)

Who knew that the Gilmore Girls, those fast-talking dames of Amy Sherman-Palladino's pithy imagination, would turn out to be prescient political analysts.

I know, I know -- "Where is she going with this?", you're thinking.

Well, in light of Scott Spradling's obnoxious demand...

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Eva Longoria: WGA Picket Crosser, or Strike Supporter? Depends on Which Media Outlet You Buy

Posted November 9, 2007 | 13:27:00 (EST)

Amazing, ain't it, the calisthenics some media outlets will go to to kiss celebrity ass (especially when that celebrity ass has been featured in a string bikini on a Maxim billboard visible from space).
An email blast from TV Guide this afternoon offered this tidbit about lad-mag favorite...

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Reporting on Writers' Strike Reinforces Myth of "Unscripted" Reality TV Genre

Posted November 5, 2007 | 18:44:17 (EST)

The big myth of the "reality TV" genre is that the action isn't scripted -- that it's "real," not simply crafted by storytellers to achieve specific, pre-defined, calculated results. Yet lead-up stories to the looming Writer's Guild of America strike have repeated a thread that reinforces confusion over the...

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Now That's "Entertainment"?

Posted November 3, 2007 | 19:47:06 (EST)

Fresh on the heels of Reuters' continued failure of journalistic ethics (as WIMN's Voices' own Melissa McEwan describes here, the wire service yet again placed two stories about rape in their "Oddly Enough" section), comes another glaring example for our "Miscategorized News" files, this time from United Press International.

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Murdoch Puts Stake Through Buffy-lovers' Hearts

Posted October 16, 2007 | 18:02:00 (EST)

Most of the time, my writing about the profit motives of big media focuses on the negative consequences of media economics over mainstream journalism and the free-flow of information, or on the production and promotion of increasingly violent, misogynistic portrayals of women in entertainment fare.

...

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Most Offensive Cable TV PR Moment of the Day: "Screw the Constitution"

Posted October 10, 2007 | 14:01:00 (EST)

I know, there are so many promos I could choose from with a headline about the most offensive cable TV PR moment of the day, what with the new fall schedule in rotation. In recent days we've seen on repetitive loop:

-- "hot chicks are dumb as...

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Jon Stewart Puts Chris Matthews Through "A Book Interview From Hell"

Posted October 3, 2007 | 17:33:00 (EST)

One of my pet peeves in the buddy-buddy world of cable (and, hell, network) news is the boys-in-blue-suits propping up boys-in-blue-suits shill-parade that happens seemingly every time a TV newsman (or, perhaps, his ghostwriter) writes a book about, say, how great men fought wars in decades past, or how...

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Fox Censors Sally Field's Anti-War-Moms Speech, and Other Emmy Musings

Posted September 18, 2007 | 11:08:00 (EST)

Ryan Secreast's tediousness aside, Sunday was a good night for strong, funny, talented character actresses at the 59th Emmy Awards. The fantastic America Ferrera scored Best Actress for her beautiful-from-the-inside-out, Latinas-rule title role on Ugly Betty, Tina Fey's 30 Rock took home Best Comedy (hopefully a ratings boost will follow,...

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Feminist Blogging at the YearlyKos Conference

Posted August 2, 2007 | 12:30:00 (EST)

Yesterday, I pointed you to an article I wrote comparing the media invisibility of the third annual BlogHer conference for women who blog, with the glut of attention bestowed on the YearlyKos, which I called:

"a conference for left-leaning bloggers made popular by the blustering A-list...

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Women Are Half of All Bloggers -- But Media Aren't Noticing

Posted August 1, 2007 | 17:08:00 (EST)

Check out my latest article about media coverage (and marginalization) of women who blog, published today at the Women's Media Center and based on some of the issues I've been writing about over the past month in this space.

The following is an excerpt of the article -- visit...

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Elizabeth Edwards Speaks Out Against Media Consolidation, for Net Neutrality, at BlogHer 2007

Posted July 29, 2007 | 20:31:09 (EST)

In the coming days, I'll likely be writing a bit more about my panel/workshop session on making the candidates and the media answer women's key concerns in Election '08, and what unfolded overall at BlogHer07, the conference for women who blog (a term I prefer to use instead...

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Indy Media Producer and Vlogger: Lessons I Learned From Having My Question Asked -- Then Reframed, Then Dodged -- on the CNN/YouTube Debate

Posted July 28, 2007 | 16:13:47 (EST)


On Monday, vlogger and independent media producer Stephanie Mackley's question about energy consumption was posed to the Democratic candidates during the CNN/YouTube presidential debate.

After I wrote about Mackley's question in my WIMN's Voices critique of the pitfalls and possibilities of using new media tools to affect...

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YouTube/CNN Debate Illuminates Positives and Pitfalls

Posted July 24, 2007 | 21:35:35 (EST)

On Saturday, I'll be discussing ways that women who blog can impact election coverage, as part of a BlogHer conference session titled, "Earn Our Votes: What Questions Do Women Bloggers Want Candidates to Answer in Election 2008?" (For more details on this session, see my previous post about the...

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Feminist Journalist's Response to Israel's Mindless Maxim Spread

Posted July 24, 2007 | 13:37:00 (EST)

Last month, female politicians in Israel were up in arms over the Israeli's consulate's partnership with Maxim magazine to "improve the image" of the country among young American men by using women's bodies as a selling point, running pics of half-naked female soldiers with captions such as:

"They're...
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