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November 10, 2010
Emmy-winning television correspondent Rita Cosby never knew about her father's experiences in World War II until 2 years ago, when she discovered a battered leather case containing his POW tag. Finally they began to talk, and the result was Quiet...
November 8, 2010
Staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. That’s Liza Donnelly’s title, and to my mind it has to be one of the coolest job titles in all New York. How did she get her enviable gig?“I started submitting cartoons when I was in college,” Liza says, “but of...
November 4, 2010
At this past NY Fashion Week when designer Michael Kors breezily dubbed his Spring 2011 collection of organic earth-toned and floral fabrics “naturaluxe,” few onlookers questioned this latest buzzword to join the ever-growing lexicon wielded by...
November 1, 2010
Jon Stewart's October 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” on the Washington Mall was, in every way, an event about communication. For opponents and skeptics, it was an opportunity to launch a barrage of derision and minimization. For the media, it was an...
October 22, 2010
Today there are 7.2 million majority-owned, privately held, women-owned businesses in the United States. These firms employ 7.3 million people and generate $1.1 trillion in sales. Only 20 years ago it was still legal to require a woman to have a...
October 13, 2010
Green marketing is a hot industry for media professionals, but many of the campaigns in this niche are tepid at best, according to the findings of a September 2010 report published by Verdantix, an independent research firm specializing in...
October 7, 2010
On October 12, Eman Kassem Sliman will participate in NYWICI’s panel discussion, Women Covering War: The Human Dimension. Eman is one of Israel’s leading Arab journalists; she has been a broadcaster and producer of political, economic, cultural and...
September 27, 2010
September 14, 2010 was a big day for techies and Twitter enthusiasts all over the world. A surprise announcement by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams at the company’s San Francisco headquarters revealed the launch of a “new Twitter,” along with a...
September 22, 2010
September 25 marks the start of Banned Books Week 2010. Given the recent threats to burn the Qur'an, this annual event, which brings attention to the importance of the First Amendment and the freedom to read what we choose, is particularly well-...
September 3, 2010
A while ago a group of NYWICI women talked about writing a post for this blog called Ads That Shouldn’t Exist in 2010. The idea was to call out advertising that subtly promotes outdated and damaging gender stereotypes. But today I came across an ad...
August 26, 2010
“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union...Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” ~Susan B. AnthonyAugust 26 is an...
August 18, 2010
One of the most popular emailed stories on The New York Times website this week follows 5 neuroscientists who leave their digital devices behind as they journey deep into the wilderness for a week. I didn’t need to read to the end to know that some...
August 12, 2010
I’m a recovering doormat. For years I believed it was necessary to go out of my way to please everyone so they’d like me. When I was one of the first women to start an independent record label, I had to get taken seriously in an industry that was...
August 6, 2010
Although it’s impossible to keep up with the endless Internet bounty of fascinating news about women and communications, we are doing our best to point out worthwhile reading. For example… In a fun Newsweek post, Susanna Schrobsdorff wonders, "What...
August 1, 2010
BP’s mid-July announcement that the Gulf oil spill was capped left media outlets speculating about the fate of @BPGlobalPR, the controversial Twitter user with more than 185,000 followers. During the past three months, @BPGlobalPR has moonlighted as...

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