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More women, traditional media are blogging
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The blogosphere — arguably the first engine of the new-media age — is becoming more female, while traditional media is horning in on the blogging action, a new study said. "It's healthy and it's mature," said Shani Higgins, CEO of Technorati Media, about the state of the blogosphere. "It's becoming more and more blurred with traditional media: Every traditional media source has a blog and is using a blog to create communities around their topics and articles." More

Interview: SuChin Pak — From MTV to DailyCandy
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SuChin Pak, the former MTV News correspondent, brings her digital chops and love of fashion to DailyCandy. Pak discusses role models, credibility and her immigrant upbringing with Adweek. More

Soledad O'Brien back at CNN via Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Soledad O'Brien is returning to the morning as part of CNN's revamped early lineup, confirming weeks of rumors that the former morning show anchor would again take on that role. The CNN veteran will host a "conversational ensemble program" from 7-9 a.m. EST, though the rest of that ensemble has not been named. More

'The Country Oldies Show' adds Debbie Conner
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Envision Radio's "The Country Oldies Show" tapped Debbie Conner to host "The Country Oldies Show Hall of Fame" segment. Conner, a 35-year veteran radio and television broadcaster, and Country DJ Hall of Fame nominee, will bring her knowledge of country music to the Hall of Fame feature that honors a country music great each week. More

Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on Nov. 9
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The cable industry has been working closely with representatives of the Federal Communications Commission and others to promote awareness of the first nationwide test of an Emergency Action Notification under the Emergency Alert System. The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism. This test will be conducted Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. EST and managed jointly by the FCC and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Further information about the test can be found on the FCC's website. More

Obama names FCC commissioners
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President Barack Obama nominated Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Ajit Varadaraj Pai to the Federal Communications Commission, bringing relatively young but experienced telecommunication policy experts to an agency trying to redefine itself in the Internet age. Both FCC nominees are well known for their experience on Capitol Hill and as legal advisers at the agency. More

NBC stations to add 130 jobs, 1,200 hours of news
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NBCUniversal is hiring up to do more news. The organization said it is adding 130 more people to the rosters of its 10 owned-and-operated TV stations, mostly in the news departments. Valari Staab, NBC's TV station group, said much of the ramping up will take place over the next month. In addition to the new hires, the stations will produce more than 1,200 additional hours of local news a year on each station's primary broadcast channel. More

Lara Logan's attack inspires other women journalists to come forward
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Lauren Wolfe, a journalist and the director of a group called Women Under Seige, writes about how the sexual assault of CBS News' Lara Logan in February, while covering the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution, has inspired more women journalists to come forward to report their own abuses. More

Lisa Ling lends voice to latest PSA from AWM and the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem
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In 2010, The Alliance for Women in Media and the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem launched a radio public service announcement campaign to inspire parents and mentors to help girls reach their full potential. We are pleased to announce that the fourth in the series of PSAs, narrated by Lisa Ling, is now available to download. More

AWM Foundation and Ford Motor Company release new Empowering America video
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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, announced that University of Massachusetts student Amanda Shapiro is winner of the Empowering America video contest. Shapiro will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship and her winning video "Steering Their Own Course: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America" can now be viewed on AWM's website. More
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