Okay Men are clueless for the most part. However Miss Represented Premiering on OWN on October 20th is not something any male media executive should push under the rug. Neither Oprah‘s Numbers just yet as I suspect the Networks Good Days are ahead of it.
However in this Microwave 24 hours News and Ratings Cycle will women support the messages of Miss Representation by the numbers as unfortunately the business of television is dog eat dog.
In the 48 hours from watching Miss Represented WCN has set up its own Transmedia Women’s Council to try to hear your voices as we launch World Colours Network Television globally. Why a Women’s Council and what is his motive? Let me try to answer that as a Dad first then a Money Power seeking Dominate Testosterone filled Insensitive aspiring Male Media Mogul.
The images of the girls crying asking us When are we going to get it. Woman are more than T&A whose contribution to the world is more than the packaging of skinny bags of bones computer digitized perfection that does not exist in real life.
After the show I took the pledge and now showcasing resources and the creation of the first Transmedia Women’s Council on LinkedIn and Facebook I hope to support the discussion and hopefully find a balance to support the audiences I hope to build for WCN Globally.
I will continue to post resources and create the Best Practices to balance our profitability with the Reality of our power to make a difference for all people of the world. Men and Women. If that means supporting Equal Rights and Equal Pay for Women, then let’s get cracking at WCNTV.
World Colours is OUR Network. Help me make it both commercial successful and in tune with the Voices that make the world Go Round.
Thank you on behalf of my Grandmother, Mother, Aunts, Daughters and Loves of my life. WCN is at your Service.
The Women’s Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media. Led by our Interim President, Julie Burton, the WMC works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard. We do this in three ways: through our media advocacy campaigns; by creating our own media; and by training women to participate directly in media. We are directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, as sources and subjects.
The Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 as a non-profit progressive women’s media organization by writers/activists Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.
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Simply put, there is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation which is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic. While women hold less than 3% of decision-making “clout” positions in media, they also earned only 25% of all new media jobs created from 1990 -2005, despite constituting 65% of all undergraduate and graduate journalism and mass communications students.
The media should reflect the reality of our lives and can also help to determine the political policies and elections that shape our lives. The underrepresentation of women and people of color is at its most acute on the influential Sunday morning political talk shows where male guests outnumber female guests four to one, and white guests outnumber guests who are people of color by seven to one. Our work in diversifying the media landscape is critical to the health of our culture and democracy.
The Women’s Media Center convenes panels, issues reports, organizes grassroots campaigns, and meets behind the scenes with members of the media to address issues of women’s representation and general diversity.
Our video documenting sexism in the primary election, “Sexism Sells But We’re Not Buying It,” garnered national attention, spawned a petition campaign, and received hundreds of thousands of hits on You Tube. Our 2008 panels, “From Soundbites to Solutions,” brought together top journalists like Christiane Amanpour, Juan Gonzalez, Michel Martin, Rebecca Traister and others in New York and at the Democratic National Convention. We also produced a report from these panels’ findings; “Bias, Punditry, and the Press.” Through our “Show Me The Women” campaign, we were active in critiquing and engaging with the Presidential debates. The WMC is conducting an ongoing effort to push for more diverse, inclusive moderation and format in the next electoral cycle, so that we can all enjoy a real exchange of ideas from journalists who should represent us all.