Media Report to Women

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 4, Fall

Apologia and Rape: How the U.S. Military Framed Two Cases of Sexual Assault
For women in the military, sexual assault is an egregious violation. The comrades they trust with their lives have assaulted them. Their fellow service members become the enemy.In the spring of 2014, the Pentagon released statistics showing that sexual...
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Research from SheKnows Media shows that female consumer enchantment with celebrity product endorsements is eroding, with consumers preferring product and service reviews and comments by online sources rather than via traditional advertising. Fast Company's...
Funding for Female-Oriented Media Continues to Draw on Philanthropy; Commercial Ventures Also in Ascendance
There's a lot of buzz about The Establishment, a web site for women that launched in late October with $1 million in funding, all of it from a single woman. That's not a typical model for femaleoriented media, or for most media at all: an angel investor...
How Twitter Shaped Western Coverage of Punk Rock Group Pussy Riot's Conviction
On Feb. 21,2012, five women entered Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church. A few people were scattered throughout the church, as services had concluded for the day. The women removed their heavy winter coats, replacing...
Hurray for Hollywood? Nope
There seems to be a surge of recent information and developments about Hollywood's glacial progress in opening up every aspect of the film industry to women. It remains so difficult for women to receive parity in pay, or to even have a presence in key...
Large-Scale Analysis of Newspapers Probes Female-Male Coverage Disparity
In the early 21st century, women continue to receive substantially less media coverage than men, despite women's much increased participation in public life. Media scholars argue that actors in news organizations skew news coverage in favor of men and...
On the Small Screen: Women Overlooked in Emmy Nominations
In the past decade, women have received only 22 percent of the Primetime Emmy nominations for writing, directing, producing, and editing, according to an investigation by the Women's Media Center.Although the Emmys cover many different jobs related to...
Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From "Lunatic" Woodhull to "Polarizing" Palin
Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From "Lunatic" Woodhull to "Polarizing" Palin by Teri Finneman. Lexington Books, 2015, $85.Recent history suggests the United States is within reach of its first woman president. This book examines...
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