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Women’s Media Center Announces Barbara Findlen As New WMC Features Editor

September 30, 2013

Women’s Media Center Announces Barbara Findlen As New WMC Features Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women’s Media Center today announced the hiring of Barbara Findlen as editor of the  online WMC Features section. WMC Features provide progressive women’s perspectives on both headline stories and timely events ignored or misrepresented in the media. WMC Features create a platform for a diverse group of writers on a range of commentary – some just beginning their careers and some with international reputations. But all offer our audience must-know information to move forward making change.

Findlen has been working as a journalist for more than 25 years, including 13 years at Ms. magazine, where she ultimately served as executive editor. She is the editor of the anthology Listen Up: Voices From the Next Feminist Generation and coauthor, with Kristen Golden, of Remarkable Women of the Twentieth Century: 100 Portraits of Achievement.

“I am pleased to announce that Barbara Findlen has joined The Women’s Media Center as our new WMC Features Editor,” said Julie Burton, President of The Women’s Media Center.  “WMC Features are original content that our editor conceives, assigns, and edits to provide a platform for women’s stories and coverage not seen in the mainstream media.  Good editing is an art, and we are lucky to have someone of Barbara’s caliber on our team.”

"I'm delighted to join The Women's Media Center at a time when its mission of increasing women’s visibility and power in media is as vital as ever,” said Barbara Findlen. “I’m looking forward to continuing to produce top-notch content and to provide a platform for progressive women’s perspectives on media, culture, politics, news, and more subjects." Feature submissions can be submitted online or sent to Features authors are paid an honoraria.

Findlen picks up the baton from former WMC Features editor Mary Thom, whose tragic sudden death in April shocked the organization.  The Women's Media Center will be presenting it’s first Mary Thom Art of Editing Award to honor fine editing in all forms of media on October 8 at its 2013 Awards Gala in New York City.

The Women's Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs aimed at transforming the media landscape, including media training, media monitoring and activism, original media content, media reports, media programs & initiatives. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.