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Women in Media and News

How Women Are Portrayed in Media: Do You See Progress?

Caroline Turner | Posted 03.01.2017 | Women
Caroline Turner

My observation is that there has been a slight but positive shift in how women are portrayed in media. I see powerful women anchors on respected television news shows and some of the morning network news programs.

Top 10 Sexist Media Moments of 2013

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Whether it was the continued assault on women's bodies in tabloid culture, such as Kim Kardashian's pregnancy and post-pregnancy body, or magazines trying to scrutinize the size of Angelina Jolie's breasts implants post double mastectomy (seriously), media culture continued to focus on women as body parts.

Gasbags in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Cynthia Dill

I dare you to speculate what will happen when the people of Maine are finally given "direct exposure" to women's voices in the media about political issues like the chronic wage gap between men and women.

AOL's Susan Lyne Reveals The Best Advice She's Ever Received

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

Susan Lyne, who has won kudos for improving AOL's content as CEO of the company's Brand Group, talked to Forbes magazine about life lessons and the im...

Video: "Women are Taking Over the World of Media," Digitas Chief Creative Officer

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

We caught up with Mark Beeching, Chief Creative Director of Digitas, at the company's Digital Content NewFront 2010 conference in Manhattan last week....

Our Daughters, Ourselves

Lynn Povich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lynn Povich

On March 16, 1970, Newsweek published a cover story on the women's movement called "Women in Revolt." That same morning, 46 female Newsweek staffers announced that we, too, were in revolt.

Afghan Women and the Media - Is Their Story Being Told?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently, 660 women comprise the ranks of the 2,000 media professionals in Afghanistan. In 2000, that number was zero.

Ten Minutes With: Sharon Lawrence

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Each year, women from all over the world travel to Los Angeles in the hopes of fulfilling their creative ambitions, and in 1992, Sharon Lawrence was o...

Democracy 911: Calling Women to Media and the Public Debate

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Madeline Wheeler

As a woman, mother and activist, to me, one week in American life and politics is like seven dog years. Women don't need to worry about keeping up wit...

Women in the Media: A Night of Recognition

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

The Women's Media Center was packed with women active in old and new media, advocacy, and culture.