AWM announces 2012 National Board of Directors
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce its 2012 National Board of Directors. The 2012 AWM Board was officially installed late last month in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AWM Board Meeting and Symposium on Diversity. Valerie K. Blackburn, General Manager — KFWBAM/KFWB Asset Trust and Market Controller — CBS Radio Los Angeles, will continue to serve as the National Chair. More
New York Times reporter would skip Masters to protest policy
New York Times golf writer Karen Crouse is ready to say enough is enough. She does not want to cover the Masters again unless a woman is admitted into Augusta National's all-male membership. "If it were left to me, which it seldom is in the power structure of writer versus editor, I'd probably not come cover this event again until there is a woman member. More and more, the lack of a woman member is just a blue elephant in the room." More
Related story: PR pros weigh in on how Masters should address gender debate (Advertising Age)
Chasing Manson: The break of one reporter's career
Reporter Mary Neiswender had exactly three minutes to persuade Charles Manson to talk to her when someone arranged a jailhouse call shortly after he was arrested in 1969. For Neiswender, an investigative journalist for the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, a longshoreman source's connections turned out to be the break of a career. The award-winning journalist chronicles her coverage of the Manson and other trials and stories in her new memoir: "Assassins ... Serial Killers ... Corrupt Cops — Chasing the News in a Skirt and High Heels." More
Couric fails to end 'Today' morning reign
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Many people thought, when ABC announced that Katie Couric was joining "Good Morning America" as a guest host, that Couric would be the one person capable of knocking her old show, NBC's "Today," off its No. 1 perch. Couric has helped "GMA's" ratings, but she hasn't lifted it past "Today." More
Daniel Pearl Foundation names Zacchino new executive director
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The Daniel Pearl Foundation has announced veteran journalist Narda Zacchino has been appointed the Foundation's new Executive Director. Zacchino, a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership and Policy at USC, has extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit community. Her appointment takes effect immediately. More
Betty Nguyen leaving CBS News
Betty Nguyen who's been with CBS News for the last two years, is leaving the network. Nguyen joined CBS News from CNN in 2010 to anchor "Morning News" and work on stories for "The Early Show." Nguyen added on Twitter, "Stay tuned for where to find me next." More
Are boy bylines better than girl bylines?
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"For nearly 17 years, I have been telling my Northwestern University journalism students they can sharpen their tools to ensure they will always be employable as writers, journalists and content providers," writes professor Michele Weldon. "I do not make gender exceptions. And then the real world proves it isn't so. The American Society of Magazine Editors announced its illustrious National Magazine Awards 2012 finalists. The categories of reporting, feature writing, profile writing, essays and criticism, columns and commentary read like the Augusta National members directory. No women allowed." More
Related story: No love for women's titles on ASME finalists list (Adweek)
Hearst rolls out 2 YouTube channels, women's titles come 1st
On April 15, Hearst is set to launch the Hello Style channel, a collaboration of five of its women's titles including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar. It'll be followed May 1 by the Car and Driver TV channel, from Hearst's auto-focused brands. YouTube is gambling the higher-quality content will help it attract advertisers. Magazine publishers are looking to video and other platforms to offset slower print advertising growth. More
Female entrepreneurs more likely to think social
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When you quantify the sorts of start-ups started by men versus women, there is quantifiable gender difference, if not a gap, according to newly published research by a doctoral candidate at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Indeed, the research on more than 10,000 different entrepreneurs across 52 counties found women were 1.17 times more likely than men to pursue a venture with an environmental or social mission statement. More
Applications accepted for Broadcast Leadership Training Program (BLT)
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) provides aspiring business owners and executive professionals with leadership exposures and training they need to own and operate a radio or television station. The Broadcast Leadership Training program (BLT) is targeted to senior-level broadcast managers of proven ability who seek professional advancements as group executives or station owners. The program focuses on the unique process of assessing, purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations. The program meets one weekend a month for 10 months at NAB headquarters. Deadline: May 31. Scholarships are available to promote diversity in the industry. Click here for more information and to apply today!
Increase your managerial skills at NABEF's Executive Development Seminar
If you are in broadcast management (GM, sales, programming, news) at a radio or television station, group, cluster or region, with career advancement and development ambitions, you are eligible to attend the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation's Executive Development Seminar (EDS). Join your radio and television broadcast colleagues for an executive management program customized specifically for broadcasters. This program is designed to increase managerial effectiveness and provide additional skills needed to advance your career. The curriculum is tailored to meet the specific needs of broadcast managers and executives from stations, groups and networks. Program Dates: July 23 – 26. Deadline: April 27 (early bird registration). Fellowships still available for women and people of color. Click here for more information and to apply today!
AWM Foundation announces partnership with House of Mandela
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce House of Mandela, the South African winery launched by Nelson Mandela's family, will be the official wine of the 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 22, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Gala attendees will be among the first in the United States to be served House of Mandela Royal Reserve Chardonnay and Royal Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. More
AWM launches new Career Center; free resume uploads for job seekers
The Alliance for Women in Media is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new AWM Career Center. Both members and non-members can use the AWM Career center to reach qualified candidates. Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria and create an online resume agent to email qualified candidates daily. They also benefit from online reporting that provides job activity statistics. For job seekers, AWM Career Center is a free service that provides access to employers and jobs in the media industry. In addition to posting their resumes, job seekers can browse and view available jobs based on their criteria and save those jobs for later review if they choose. Job seekers can also create a search agent to provide email notifications of jobs that match their criteria.