Posts Tagged Journalism

Where are the women? National Magazine Award edition

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. On Monday, NYU determined the 100 greatest journalists of the last century–a list that included only 22 women and 8 black writers.

Yesterday, ASME announced the National Magazine Award finalists and Ann, who can always be counted on for a quick byline tally, crunched the numbers in each category.

NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
PERSONAL SERVICE — 3 women, 1 man, 1 without byline
PUBLIC INTEREST — 4 women, ...

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. ...

06 Gloria Browne-Marshall New-Image3

Gloria Browne-Marshall: First Black Woman to get media credentials for Supreme Court

Making history law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of, What’s the 411 Networks, is the first black women to get media credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.  What’s the 411 Networks, a digital news/media company, was founded by Ruth Morrison in 1993 and is also the first black owned media company to get credentialed to cover the country’s highest court.

Professor Browne-Marshall has already sat in on oral arguments during this term.  Those cases include Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority last month which involved issues of corporate immunity and torture.  Asked about her historic assignment, Browne-Marshall said, “My mission ...

Making history law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of, What’s the 411 Networks, is the first black women to get media credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.  What’s the 411 Networks, a digital news/media company, was founded by ...

RIP Journalist Marie Colvin, Killed in Syria

Award-winning Sunday Times female journalist Marie Colvin was killed in the Syrian city of Homs yesterday when shells hit the house in the Baba Amr district of Homs in which she was staying and she was hit by a rocket attack when she tried to escape. French photographer Remi Ochlik was also killed in the attack.

Colvin was a well-respected American female war reporter known for her bravery and dedication to high-level reporting from inside war-torn and violent areas. I have a massive amount of respect for her work in a male-dominated and highly dangerous field, and am so inspired by the fact that she provided a great service to the world right up until the last days of her ...

Award-winning Sunday Times female journalist Marie Colvin was killed in the Syrian city of Homs yesterday when shells hit the house in the Baba Amr district of Homs in which she was staying and she was ...

NYT profile senationalizes female athletes’ history of sexual assault

Quanitta Underwood is a a badass female boxer. She is a five-time national champion. She is ranked fourth in the world in her lightweight division. She’s being hailed as America’s best hope for an Olympic medal in boxing in London this year. She’s a beautiful black American woman who embodies strength, power, and speed like few ever have.

She’s also a survivor of sexual assault.

I am completely inspired by Quanitta’s intensely dramatic personal story of overcoming obstacles, including being assaulted by her father as a child, to achieve greatness in the ring. I love that her story is being told to the world, and that she is on the brink of making history at the Olympics. ...

Quanitta Underwood is a a badass female boxer. She is a five-time national champion. She is ranked fourth in the world in her lightweight division. She’s being hailed as America’s best hope ...

“Rape cop” juror sells story of his experience

Patrick Kirkland, a juror on the NYPD “rape cop” case, is selling his story on the blog Gothamist.

It’s not atypical for jurors to speak out after high-profile cases– in fact, a feminist-identified juror did just that in a Women’s E-News feature back in June– but something about this excerpt strikes me as odd:

The former cop sprang from his chair and rushed toward me, and before I could step back, the stocky arms of the ex-boxer were curled around my shoulders. To my left, I saw a crowd of faces; to my right, a place setting. One knife, one fork, and one dull spoon wrapped in a white cloth napkin— not much help if he started ...

Patrick Kirkland, a juror on the NYPD “rape cop” case, is selling his story on the blog Gothamist.

It’s not atypical for jurors to speak out after high-profile cases– in fact, a feminist-identified juror ...

The New York Post somehow surpasses rock bottom

Really?

I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a tabloid, this is just low.

Nonetheless, you should still call the Post’s offices directly at (212) 930-8000 to raise hell. And in addition to their tired use of the offensive word “hooker,” I’m almost more surprised they used the word, “drawers” — to quote Chloe, “Are we going to be re-living the 1930s crash linguistically, as well as economically?”

For serious. The New York Post to journalism is like your incoherent sexist, racist uncle of the family. Get with the times, dude.

Via. h/t ...

Really?

I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a ...

Mac McClelland and ethical story-telling

Last week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian rape survivor called K* or Sybille in McClelland’s writing did not consent to having her story told.

She says that after McClelland live-tweeted her ride along with her, which put K*’s life in danger by giving identifying details, K* wrote a letter to McClelland and Mother Jones magazine asking that they not write about her. The letter said: “You have no right to speak of my story.”

In the comments section of Danticat’s piece, the co-editors of Mother Jones, McClelland herself, and K*’s lawyer ...

Last week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian ...

Fear of the single story: Backlash to Mac McClelland’s PTSD piece

Mac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill that much of the backlash of criticism she’s received “illustrates pretty well why too many women who experience trauma don’t speak out.”

At Jezebel, 36 women journalists who’ve worked in Haiti wrote an open letter to GOOD arguing that “the way she uses Haiti as a backdrop for this narrative is sensationalist and irresponsible.” At Slate, Marjorie Valbrun claimed McClelland made Haiti “all about her” in a piece she described as: “Offensive.” “Shockingly-narcissistic.” “Intellectually dishonest.”

Never mind that this piece was, in fact, ...

Mac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill ...

Load More