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Tomorrow’s Journalism

| March 8, 2010

As the world recognizes International Women’s Day, essayist Mary Kay Blakely assesses the contribution of women’s media, not the least of which may well be charting a path to a healthy journalism that serves the public good. More »

A Transformative Oscar Moment?

A Transformative Oscar Moment?

| March 1, 2010

Women & Hollywood’s blogger here assesses the implications of a historic win for Kathryn Bigelow. More »

Hollywood’s Niche for Black Actresses

| February 18, 2010

As a few African American women are celebrated during this award season, pop culture commentator Courtney Young asks how many Hollywood doors are actually open. More »

Seven Days to Preserve the Internet

| January 7, 2010

FCC rules are about to be made that will either keep the Internet a forum for free exchange of ideas or else reward corporate entities that want to make money by controlling the flow. It’s time for the public to weigh in. More »

Honoring a Friend, Recalling a Battle for Women in Journalism

| December 18, 2009

As newspapers suffer hard times, the alumnae of a classic battle at the New York Times paid tribute to their chronicler. More »

Usual Suspects: On Completing the Washington Post’s Next Great American Pundit Contest

| November 30, 2009

The writer made it to the final stages as a contender for coveted space in the pages of one of the nation’s premier newspapers—and learned just how far we are from gaining equal access in public discourse. More »

“Why Aren’t You Smiling, Honey?”

| October 22, 2009

The media and the blog world have been discussing women’s “happiness” quotient since a headlined Huffington Post item offered cumulated poll data indicating they weren’t. The author, who writes about and speaks to women now in their fifties and sixties, reports that she hears quite a different story. More »

It’s Not a Man’s World or a Woman’s Nation

| October 15, 2009

You’re going to be seeing a multimedia blitz about a new national study of women’s status called The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. Gloria Steinem gives you a preview of this project created by Maria Shriver and a D.C. think tank, and suggests ways you can use it and also judge its success. More »

Broadcast News: When Women Become Two out of Three

Broadcast News: When Women Become Two out of Three

| September 8, 2009

The author, whose first job after earning her journalism degree was with Katie Couric’s evening news show, argues that both Couric and Diane Sawyer will adjust to a changing TV news scene, one in which the traditional evening broadcasts coexist with interactive new media. More »

Midwest Teen Sex Show: Can Sex Ed Actually Be Entertaining?

Midwest Teen Sex Show: Can Sex Ed Actually Be Entertaining?

| July 20, 2009

As the author reports, the creators of the podcast believe humor and honest information about sex for teens do mix, and programmers at Comedy Central think they may be on to something. More »