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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 »

Celebrating Women’s Media Successes

Celebrating Women’s Media Successes

| June 19, 2009

WMC’s first awards event honored the best work by women in news and entertainment. The recipients, however, cautioned those assembled to pay tribute: many barriers remain. More »

Scarborough Country: Where Anti-Choice Extremism Is Swept Under the Rug

| June 4, 2009

The murder of Dr. George Tiller has been the top news story of the week. But as some have noted, the tragedy has gotten scant notice from one MSNBC personality. The author sees the omission as part of a broader sexist pattern. More »

On Dr. Tiller’s Death

| June 3, 2009

When right-wing commentators and talk-show guests characterize such good and compassionate men as criminals and worse, can we be surprised at the outcome? The author argues that, to honor George Tiller, we must insist on a public debate that reflects reality and the rule of law. More »

As Secretary of State, Clinton Can Exercise a Range of Roles

| May 18, 2009

In her current job, Hillary Clinton has found the freedom to express herself in various modes that work for her and for the Obama Administration. She is winning the appreciation of the public and of political and media observers. More »

AmazonFAIL: How Online Social Tools Can Wreak Havoc—and Repair It

| April 13, 2009

The author explains what probably happened over the weekend to threaten sales of LGBT and feminist books on Amazon.com—and how social media instantly jumped into the fray. More »

WMC Daily News Brief: Twitter, Same-Sex Marriage, Palestinian Refugees in Syria

| April 3, 2009

Communicating with Jane Fonda

| March 27, 2009

Not content merely to speak to her Broadway audience eight times a week through a critically acclaimed performance, Jane Fonda is blogging daily and twittering nightly. She finds herself hooked on the instant feedback. More »

Finding a Media Career that Suits Me—Not My Image of Myself

| March 3, 2009

From an early age, the author had a particular kind of career in mind. And, rapidly, she was realizing her dreams working in network television—until she stepped back and took another look at what she wanted in life. More »