Posts tagged "journalism"

Why Campus Rape News Coverage Is Failing Rape Victims

Plus, what the heck are "painful anime bags"?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 7, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone's reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story -- which Rolling Stone has officially retracted -- is one of "journalistic failure that was avoidable." These failures, according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

David Carr, Beloved NY Times Media Critic, Dies Suddenly At Age 58

Last night, journalism lost one of its very best when New York Times media critic David Carr collapsed in the newsroom and passed away, just hours after he moderated a panel discussion about the film “Citizenfour” alongside Edward Snowden. The Times' executive editor Dean Baquet wrote in an email to the staff, “He was our…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2015

On #AdviceForYoungJournalists And The Oldest Tropes In The Book

On Monday, Fusion published journalist Felix Simon's open letter to young journalists, titled "To All The Young Journalists Asking For Advice." Many people were upset by this letter, as said advice was partially along the lines of "Want to get into journalism? DON'T." I’m sure that many people have told you this already, but take…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 10, 2015

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded were,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic] Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as it cling…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate] Feminist blogger Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot] Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic] A Joan Didion documentary i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed

While the direct blame for abuse rests solely on the abusers, we live in a culture that supports and perpetuates the cycle of violence. It is on all of us to listen, support and validate the voices of those who come forward. Victims shouldn’t feel censored or have their stories dismissed just because there isn’t…

By: Katie Klabusich / September 12, 2014

NFL Received Ray Rice Video Three Months Ago, Law Enforcement Officials Confirm

The AP has confirmed that an anonymous law enforcement official sent the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée unconcscious to the NFL three months ago. The AP also listened to a voicemail confirming that the video was received by someone there on April 9: a female voice says thanks and "You're right. It'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2014

George Clooney Calls Out Daily Mail For B.S. Story About His Fiancée’s Mom

George Clooney is hopping mad at the UK's Daily Mail for allegedly fabricating a story about his fiancée's mom. Yesterday, the rag reported that Baria Alamuddin, his lawyer love Amal Alamuddin's mother, was unhappy that Clooney is not part of the family's Lebanese religious sect. "She is in no way against the marriage," Clooney said…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2014

4 Things To Know About The “No More Page 3″ Campaign

The UK boasts universal healthcare, tea flowing like wine, and Conservatives who sound like our Democrats when it comes to gun control and reproductive justice. A foreigner unfamiliar with the journalism landscape in the UK would have no reason to question the country’s progressive values. The Sun is the UK’s widest-circulation newspaper and is read…

By: Phylisa Wisdom / July 1, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Calls Out The Media Coverage Of Her Weight

"In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier ... [I] used to cry about things like, 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes.' I was an idiot. ... Sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2014

Diane Sawyer Leaves ABC’s “World News” Anchor Desk

Diane Sawyer is leaving the anchor desk of ABC's "World News" and will be replaced by David Muir. This means that all three major nightly news shows will be hosted by dudes. [The Wire] A federal judge overturned Utah's ban on same-sex marriage! And in Indiana, too! [New York Times; USA Today] NBC Universal ha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

Major Newspaper Drops Columnist George Will Over Offensive Sexual Assault Column

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper has dropped conservative columnist George Will in part due to his recent column arguing that being a rape victim is a "coveted status" on a college campus that "confers privileges." The newspaper insinuated that Will's column had been on the chopping block for awhile but this sexual assault column "made…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

New York Post Blasts “Bad Mom” Chirlane McCray, The NYC First Lady

This kind of bullshit makes my blood boil: the New York Post's cover today shows a picture of New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray with the headline, "I WAS A BAD MOM." It references an article that just came out in New York magazine about McCray's life in which she writes about her difficultie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

Jill Abramson, The NYTimes‘ First Female Executive Editor Was Fired — What Does This Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and the first-ever woman to hold that position, was leaving her position. Managing editor Dean Baquet would be replacing her, making him the first-ever African-American executive editor at the Times. Jill Abramson had been managing editor at the Times (the number two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Loses 128 Lbs. Because Some Drunk Guy Called Her Fat, Gets A Job At Hooters

Here's one way to make lemonade out of lemons, ladies. Or, um, arsenic. If some drunk asshole makes a rude comment about what a fat cow you are, use it as inspiration to lose 128 lbs and get a job at Hooters — you may end up on the local news!  …

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2014

Makeup Guru Bobbi Brown To Head Yahoo Beauty — Um, Is That Even Remotely Ethical?

Bobbi Brown, the world-renowned makeup artist behind Bobbi Brown cosmetics, announced today that she is joining Yahoo as the new editor-in-chief of Yahoo Beauty. In addition to "curat[ing] smart, strong content that will teach women how to be their best self," she'll continue her duties as the CCO at Bobbi Brown. I'm an enormous Bobbi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Melissa Gira Grant, Author Of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work

If you've done any reading on the Internet about the business of sex work, chances are you've come across Melissa Gira Grant. She's written about sex, politics, labor and tech everywhere from the UK's Guardian to The Atlantic  to Jezebel and Valleywag, making her one of the top intellectuals to turn to when America need…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

8 Reasons More Women Don’t Write About Sex

Like many daydreamers, I often think about time periods other than the one I'm currently living in that I would most likely enjoy. I usually settle on the roaring '20s (it's easy to get caught up in how cute everyone would look with flapper dresses and bobbed hair). Then I remember, of course, what the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2014
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