Posts tagged "journalism"

People Claims They Won’t Post Paparazzi Photos Of Celebs’ Kids Except When They Feel Like It, Which Is Probably Always

Famous parents are finally saying enough is enough when it comes to creepy paparazzi photos of their kids, and People has responded to the request for a change of policy with what is seemingly the most wishy-washy, off-target commentary they could come up with. The magazine has announced that they will only publish photos of celebrity kids that their…

By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2014

Chelsea Handler Blasts New York Times For Gender Bias In Story About Late Night Hosts

"The only female host in late-night is Chelsea Handler, 38, on E!" This is how a New York Times article about Jimmy Fallon's move to "The Tonight Show" references Handler — albeit in parentheses — in a paragraph with all the other male hosts of late-night. Handler has hosted "Chelsea Lately" for nearly seven years.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2014

Ronan Farrow Talks Going To College At 11 On “The Daily Show”

This is refreshing: a member of the Farrow family is in the news and it's not related to the Woody Allen child molestation accusation saga. Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old prodigy and son of Mia and maybe Frank Sinatra, is the host of a new MSNBC talk show, which debuts on Monday. The former Rhodes Scholar, who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2014

2014 Report On Women’s Status In U.S. Media Finds Same Shit, Different Day

Pale, male and stale: this continues to be the way the mainstream media looks in 2014. A new report by the Women's Media Center on the status of women in the U.S. media finds that whether it's Sunday morning talk show guests, Hollywood directors, or sports reporting, you are probably hearing it from a white…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 19, 2014

Business Insider Pens Breathlessly Stupid Sex Party Article

All of a sudden this weekend, a bunch of friends began passing around the same Business Insider article on Facebook, called "A Beautiful House In Brooklyn Is Secretly Being Used For Upscale Sex Parties" by Megan Rose Dickey. Uh oh, I thought, having read only the headline . I immediately knew two things. One, I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 2014

New York Times Magazine Comes Up With World’s Most Creative Cover For An Article About Female Politician

Why does the mainstream media have to ask if politicians who are also mothers can "have it all"? We never ask if dads can "have it all"; instead, we presume someone back at home (wife, nanny, second wife) is taking care of the kids and the kids are fine and we do not need to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2014

Woody Allen May Respond To His Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Accusations In The New York Times

It's not that I don't think a human being who is accused of something does not have the right to respond or defend himself But the possibility that Woody Allen may use the New York Times op-ed page to respond to the sexual abuse allegations published on Sunday by his daughter Dylan Farrow is veering…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2014

The Soapbox: Piers Morgan, It Shouldn’t Be So Hard For You To Interview Janet Mock

If there was one thing Piers Morgan got right in his interview with writer Janet Mock last night, it was when he called her, “brave, frank, and honest” about coming out as transgender. Sadly, the interview sort of falls apart after that. From almost the start of the interview, the header “Was a boy until…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 5, 2014

Study: White Men Are Still The Preferred Guest For Sunday Morning Talk Shows

Just in case you were under the assumption "we don't need feminism anymore": today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday morning talk shows during 2013. You'll be shocked, shocked to know that white men are still the most common guests for seven of the show…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2014

Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

Presented without comment. [Media Matters For America] On the lyrics of Beyoncé and Jay Z's song "Drunk In Love" that make reference to domestic violence ("Eat the cake, Anna-Mae") and one radio station's decision to censor those lyrics from the song. [Racialicious] Malala Yousafzai's book launch for her memoir I Am Malala has been cancelled…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2014

When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton

People who complained about the TIME magazine cover depicting Hillary Clinton's gargantuan high heel sauntering past a tiny male rival, look what you have wrought: The New York Times Magazine has one-upped everybody in the weirdness department with Hillary-as-planet. A Times editor tweeted the intergalactic cover this morning, confirming in later tweets, yup, it's for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2014

What Do We Think Of TIME‘s Hillary Cover?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet said one way or the other whether she intends to run again for president in 2016. But that hasn't stopped the chattering classes from dissecting every single item related to a "Hillary '16" run ad nauseum. The latest iteration is the TIME magazine cover this week: a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow Has Bludgeoned Vanity Fair Into Writing A Puff Piece

Vanity Fair reportedly will publish a piece on Gwyneth Paltrow but now it's going to be "soft." Gwynnie emailed friends asking them not to provide quotes for the piece, which supposedly claims she had an alleged affair with Elle MacPherson's husband, and also asked them not to appear in the magazine in the future. VF appear…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2013

The Year Of Women In Media: A (Depressing) Supercut

All year long, The Frisky has blogged about representations of women and girls in the media. And what a year it was! The Onion tweeting Quvenzhane Wallis a "cunt." The "slap Hillary Clinton" game. The music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."  Miley Cyrus' everything. I could go on and on and on. Or you…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Katie Couric Joins Yahoo As A “Global Anchor”

Katie Couric will join Yahoo as a "global anchor" beginning in 2014, and shoot news features to air on the site's homepage, CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a Tumblr post today. Couric will also continue to host her talk show, "Katie," which was just renewed for a second season. [Tumblr] The Connecticut State Attorney's Office…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2013

New York Times Asks If Teen Who Shot LGBTQ Classmate Was “Bullied” By “Flaunting”

This week, HBO screened a documentary film, "Valentine Road," about the 2008 murder of a 14-year-old boy, Lawrence King, by a classmate in Oxnard, California. King had been exploring his gender identity by wearing makeup and heels to school; he had told friends that he was gay and had asked 14-year-old Brandon McInerney to be his Valentine…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013

This Is What An Ad-Free Issue Of Vogue Looks Like

Why is a September issue of Vogue for sale on Craigslist for $4.5 million dollars? Because that's the cost brands like Dior and Chanel sunk into the iconic magazine advertising in this month's issue. If it's your hearts desire to read the Jennifer Lawrence profile and discover how to get a better body in seve…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

The Top 10 Clueless Moments From Bustle’s Bryan Goldberg In His New Yorker Profile

If you were on summer vacation when Bustle.com launched this summer, allow me to catch you up on the startup community's version of a shitshow: in a piece on the tech blog PandoDaily, the founder of Bleacher Report, Bryan Goldberg, announced he had created a website for women. Bustle.com is not just not just any…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Goes “Mean Girls” On Vanity Fair

Why is Gwyneth Paltrow emailing all her friends and asking them not to speak with reporters from Vanity Fair for an upcoming story about her? They must have done something to piss Her Gwyn-ness off. Anyway, that's so middle school. [Huffington Post] Speaking of middle school, Kanye West slammed Kim Kardashian's sex tape pal Ray…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2013

Couple’s Abortion Included In Their New York Times Wedding Announcement

Every week, one couple is lucky enough to get prime real estate in the Vows section, the New York Times' wedding announcement page, where their romance is told in a long story, and friends and family contribute adorable anecdotes. I've read about many a bride and groom (or bride and bride, or groom and groom),…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013