Tag Archives: media accountability

Our Days of Rage: What #CancelColbert reveals about women/of color and controversial speech

TweetContent Warning: This article uses screenshots of extremely bigoted tweets to illustrate what it describes; thanks goes out to Twitter user @jennybaquing for screen-capping them, and John Weeks for Storifying them. By now, online conflagrations seem to burn with an all too familiar cadence. The rhythms of cyber-fire rise and fall in predictable waves of [...]
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Nowhere for trans women to hide: What Bill Simmons’ apology gets right and so very wrong

TweetFreelance journalist Caleb Hannan’s Grantland feature on the reclusive inventor of a golf club, which I wrote about earlier this week, caused a dam to break online; the inventor he researched against her will, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, was a trans woman who had—allegedly—lied about her educational credentials. Despite a pledge on Hannan’s part to write [...]
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The Associated Press drops “illegal” from immigrant

Tweet In a stunning victory for immigration advocates, the Associated Press Stylebook, the bible of grammar and style for journalists in the U.S., will no longer describe people who live in a country illegally as “illegal immigrants.” The reasoning is one that activists have been making for years, with campaigns such as “Drop the I-Word”: [...]
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I can’t stop thinking about other people who can’t stop looking at Korean women

TweetLast week, Jezebel ran this story: “I Can’t Stop Looking at These South Korean Women Who’ve Had Plastic Surgery.” The subtitle: “UNNERVING PUSH TOWARDS UNIFORMITY.” (Emphasis original.) The piece discusses the penchant, among South Korean women, to elect for cosmetic surgery. One out of five women in Seoul, in fact. The writer looks at these pictures and [...]
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Reel Grrls and Comcast: What one tweet can show us.

TweetAs corporate takeover of media continues to infringe on our ability to have a free and objective press, last week one tweet from the amazing organization Reel Grrls, gave us a taste of just how vulnerable public dialogue and dissent can be to corporate media interests. Reel Grrls is a Seattle based group that builds [...]
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