30 Awesome Women Making History

March is Women's History Month. March 8 is International Women's Day. March is also March Madness, but I believe that the use of the word "madness" in a month dedicated to women is unintentional. Right? ...more

It's so important to have inspiration like this... especially when facing situations where ...more

Bloggers Eligible For Press Creds in NYC

Back in January of 2008 BlogHer lobbied the LAPD for press credentials. We were denied. But it seems times, they are a changing. The New York Police Department has announced it will allow online journalists to get press credentials, so long as they have reported on at least six events in the city in the past two years. This basically means that bloggers get press passes. ...more

Danziger Seven Investigator Pleads Guilty to Katrina Shootings Cover-Up

While we in New Orleans bask in the glow of Super Bowl victory, Hurricane Katrina ghosts still haunt us. On February 24, yesterday, the story finally broke that Michael Lohman, a former New Orleans Police Department officer, had confessed to conspiring with other officers to cover-up the truth of what happened on the Danziger Bridge September 4, 2005 after the city flooded. ...more

Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Sportswriter

I find it curious that mainstream media can find time to complain that bloggers are ruining news when some newspapers can't even accurately report the score of the SUPER BOWL. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper actually printed "Colts 31, Saints 17". Whoops. ...more

Tax Dollars To Support Journalism?

Robert McChesney and John Nichols feel that Americans have a patriotic duty to support newsgathering with our tax dollars. They've laid out their case in a new book, The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again (Nation Books, 2010), and they're barnstorming the country to promote their ideas for government mechanisms to support the fourth estate....more

Understanding the Stories Behind the Stories From Haiti

How do we know the truth of what is happening in Haiti - especially those of us who are in the global north and west, our perceptions shaped by a tragic history, largely unknown, in which our governments have often been complicit? As the immediate rescue effort becomes a sustained task of recovery how do we know when ideology and naked self-interest warp news accounts and recovery efforts? ...more

Whether you just graduated or you’ve been a paralegal for many years, learning to market ...more

Sarah Palin Takes On Fox

Sometimes NOT winning an election is the real path to victory. Al Gore, for example, translated his narrow, court-ordered loss to George W. Bush into a successful career as Captain Planet's alter ego. Sarah Palin, Vice Presidential nominee on the failed McCain presidential bid, is trading policy debates for speaking engagements and a brand spanking new career as a television pundit. ...more

What Jill said.


aka Joanne ...more

Should Mamas Let Their Babies Grow Up to Be Journalism Majors?

According to a recent news report, Kevin Li is an accomplished high school student who thinks the leadership and management experience he got from editing his school paper is more important for his future career than the fact that he aced his AP biology exam. Despite that (or perhaps because of it), he says his parents might not pay for college if he majors in journalism. ...more

Should we hold our children back from their dreams because we 'think' they are setting ...more

Is Sleep a Feminist Issue?

After recapping (to the best of my ability) feminism in the aughts, I am now focused on what I'd like to see happen in the new decade we are in. ...more

I don't think that this post discriminates between women with jobs outside the house and ...more

Feminism and Gender in the Aughts

The last ten years have been nothing if not a roller coaster ride when it comes to feminism and gender. I found the lows to be more plentiful than the highs, but the surprises kept coming. So, in no particular order, here's what stuck out to me: ...more