Published by The Women's Media Group, January 2015 Summary: The Women's Media Center—founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan—presents its first comprehensive guide to using accurate, inclusive, creative, and clear language. At a time when language is too often used to "spin" instead of communicate, Unspinning the Spin: The Women's Media Center Guide to Fair and Accurate Language was created to help everyone understand and be understood. Unspinning the Spin offers the convenience of a dictionary, the authority of a usage guide, the helpfulness of a thesaurus, and the wit and wisdom of an entertaining and authoritative teacher of the subject. It's invaluable for journalists, bloggers, students, teachers, government officials, and communications professionals, and it will be compelling for any reader who loves the English language.
The role of news reporting has been recognized as an essential element in women’s social advancement for more than two centuries. Reporting holds the potential to make women’s conditions known and their voices heard, to make women’s contributions to their communities visible and to articulate their views on urgent issues of the day. The U.N. Millennium Development Goals focus on women’s disproportional suffering from hunger and poverty, lower educational levels than men, and lower standing in nearly every social indicator the world over. To what extent are women’s lived daily experiences related to these problems covered in the media? Do news stories use knowledgeable women as sources on social issues? Are women able to gain employment and advance into decision making levels within news companies? Where are women’s voices? Do new technologies, including social media, better enable women to find their public voice?
Panel Discussion Participants:
- Carolyn M. Byerly, Professor of Communications, Howard University
- Elisa Lees Muñoz, Director, International Women’s Media Foundation
- Martha Leslie Allen, Director, Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press
- Stephanie Ortoleva, Founder and President, Women Enabled
- Karen Toulon, New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Event documents and photos available on the CSW58 page.
February 7, 2014 Announcement: "Promoting Empowerment through Journalism: WOMEN’S VOICE in the Public Sphere" Side Event March 12, 2014. The role of news reporting has been recognized as an essential element in women’s social advancement for more than two centuries. Reporting holds the potential to make women’s conditions known and their voices heard, to make women’s contributions to their communities visible and to articulate their views on urgent issues of the day. At a side event entitled Promoting Empowerment through Journalism: WOMEN’S VOICE in the Public Sphere at the UN Commission on the Status of Women on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 2:30 pm. Stephanie Ortoleva, Women Enabled, Inc. President, will discuss media discussions of issues of concern to women with disabilities and our role in the media and news reporting. More information is available on our calendar. Download a flyer to distribute, available as PDF or Word Doc: Journalism Side Panel PDF | Journalism Side Panel Word Doc
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