Women's Media Center Report 2014: Media Gender Gap
(April 11, 2014 | Women's Media Center) - New research shines light on gender bias in major U.S. broadcast, print, online, & wire outlets: male journalists dominate most sectors.
The Women’s Media Center's team examined 20 of the most widely circulated, read, viewed and listened to U.S. based TV networks, newspapers, news wires and online news sites. The research findings tell a stark story about where women stand across every platform in the 24/7 news cycle. Read more
- The publication that comes closest to gender parity among writers often doesn’t pay (Slate.com)
- Women still vastly outnumbered by men on UK radio and TV news (The Guardian)
- Michael Buerk's comments show sexism still exists in the TV industry (The Guardian)
Georgia high school holds its first integrated prom
(April 7, 2014 | DiversityInc.) -This year’s Wilcox County High School event was the first district-sponsored prom in over 50 years ago, dating back to when schools were still segregated—prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Read more
Former President Jimmy Carter on race & gender inequality
By Julissa Catalan
(April 14, 2014 | DiversityInc.) - “We’re pretty much dormant now,” Carter said. “We accept self-congratulations about the wonderful 50th anniversary — which is wonderful — but we feel like Lyndon Johnson did it and we don’t have to do anything anymore.”
Former President Jimmy Carter gave an inspirational speech this Tuesday during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Austin, Texas. Read more
By Jamelle Bouie (April 7, 2014 | Slate.Com) - If I were outlining a racial history of the Obama administration, it would begin with policy: A housing collapse that destroyed black Americans’ wealth; a health care law attacked as “reparations” and crippled by a neo-Calhounite doctrine of “state sovereignty” . . . Read more
"The Next America" by Paul Taylor
(April 4, 2014 | Pew Research Center) - America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Read more
Mozilla CEO Eich steps down over criticisms on his donation to anti "same-gender" marriage campaign
(April 3, 2014 | The Mozilla Blog) - Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.
We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.
Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. Read more
Gay marriage, Mozilla's Brendan Eich, and the role of a CEO [Los Angeles Times]
Professional development seminar for ethnic media in Canada
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Coverage of the 20th Institute on Teaching and Mentoring