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WMC Top Ten 2009

December 28, 2009

This week’s show — hosted by Women’s Media Center President Jehmu Greene, Media Director Rebekah Spicuglia and Progressive Women’s Voices alum Barbara Glickstein — highlights the WMC Top Ten of 2009.

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WMC Top Ten of 2009

1. New WMC President Jehmu Greene: A Progressive Women’s Voices alum and former head of Rock the Vote, Jehmu is a dynamic and courageous addition to the staff, and we’re thrilled to have her take the reins heading into the next decade.
2. WMC Pilot Show at WBAI: Our radio program has been a rousing success, covering a range of topics from health care to climate change to the economy and the holidays.
3. Following the House passage of the Stupak Amendment, which would severely restrict reproductive freedom, the WMC launched an innovative multimedia campaign to educate citizens and combat reactionary, anti-woman legislation.
4. Progressive Women’s Voices: Our one-of-a-kind training program doubled the number of applicants in its second year, and our alumnae had over 4,000 media hits in 2009.
5. Rebekah Spicuglia on the Today Show: Following her Mother’s Day Exclusive for the WMC site, our Media Director was interviewed by Meredith Vieira about her experience as a noncustodial mother and issues that similar parents face nationwide.
6. WMC Inaugural Media Awards: A sold-out success, the event was hosted by the incredible Elizabeth A. Sackler and featured WMC co-founder Gloria Steinem.
7. SheSource: The WMC acquired an online database of 500+ women experts in a wide range of fields, adding to our unique position as a go-to resource for journalists seeking women experts.
8. Media Justice for Sotomayor: The WMC produced a hard-hitting montage of the media’s most sexist and racist commentary surrounding Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
9. Courtney Martin Confronts Bill O’Reilly: The Progressive Women’s Voices alum held O’Reilly accountable — on his own Fox program — for sexist comparisons between reporter Helen Thomas and “the Wicked Witch of the East.”
10. WMC Speaks Out Against Newsweek: Following the magazine’s cover photograph of Sarah Palin in short shorts and a fitted top, the WMC published a statement strongly objecting to the image, which undermined any attempt to seriously analyze the former Vice Presidential candidate’s policies and agenda.

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