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Media Coverage For the Name it. Change it. Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage

| March 30, 2012

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Check out some of the media coverage for Name it. Change it.'s new Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates and Politicians.

The Washington PostAshley Judd leads push back against image-based appraisals of women

4/12/12: "Late last month, the New York-based Women’s Media Center, a nonprofit advocacy group founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan, released a media guide in conjunction with the Center’s “Name It Change It” campaign, which identifies and pushes back against sexism and gendered language in the media."

The Political Notebook

4/11/12: "The week’s must-read report: The Women’s Media Center’s recently released report 'Name It, Change It: The WMC’s Guide to Gender-Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates and Politicians.'"

AlterNet5 Guidelines that Can Prevent Sexist Reporting on Women in Politics

4/11/12: "With a major election about to dominate the media landscape for months, media activists at the Women's Media Center, who have been pointing out sexism in electoral coverage through their 'Name It. Change It' campaign for several years, decided to be proactive and give journalists a map to avoid such pitfalls."

ForbesWomen on Financial Boards Increase Risky Business? Ongoing Sexist Coverage of Women Candidates? Hold It Right There!

4/6/12: "Name It, Change It. It turns out that’s not the best response. Research done by the Women’s Media Center shows that speaking up and objecting to sexist language, media coverage and personal attacks is not only worth the effort, it’s an essential strategy for changing  minds."

catholic dialogue: Name It. Change It. releases Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates

4/5/12: "The Women’s Media Center in the US has decided to provide some concrete solutions to the problem. On March 26th, they published the  Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates + Politicians, available on the web-site Name It, Change It: sexism and equality don’t mix."

The Gender ReportWomen in journalism: Reading list 3/31/12

3/31/12: "WMC Releases Media Guide for Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates and Politicians (Women’s Media Center)"

Elect Women Magazine: Media Offered Guide to Avoiding Sexism in Coverage of Woman Candidates

3/28/12: "The Women’s Media Center has released a new Media Guide for its Name It. Change It. project, which works to identify, prevent and end sexist media coverage of women candidates and politicians. The Women’s Media Center’s Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates + Politicians shows members of the media how to avoid injecting sexism into their own coverage and how to spot sexism in other’s."

FeministingWMC releases media guide for gender neutral coverage of women candidates and politicians

3/28/12: "The guide is chock-full of research, which I think makes it a strong and highly useful document. One section in particular stands out, which points to data showing how sexism not only can cost women an election, but discourages them from running at all."

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