Why Cosmo Is Getting Serious About Its Reproductive Rights Coverage | ThinkProgress

“It all comes down to one core value, which is that we are unequivocally for women’s rights. It’s that simple,” Cosmopolitan.com’s editor, Amy Odell, told ThinkProgress when asked about the apparent editorial shift. “We believe every woman should have access to safe, affordable health care, and when that right is threatened, we’re not afraid to tackle those threats head-on.”

Texas Monthly to Sue New York Times Over Magazine Editor - NYTimes.com

The publisher of the Texas Monthly is expected to file a lawsuit against The New York Times and Jake Silverstein, the Monthly’s editor, for accepting job as editor of The New York Times Magazine, according to a spokeswoman for the The Times.

"When they think of male privilege, they are thinking of “macho” jocks and have come to believe their own habitus as completely natural, all about merit, and also in opposition to macho culture. But if brogrammer culture opposes macho culture, it does not follow that brogrammer culture is automatically welcoming to other excluded groups, such as women."

No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it — Technology and Society — Medium

L'Wren Scott Was Remembered As a ‘Girlfriend’ - The Cut

In 2008, in a profile in New York, Scott said, “I just want to be known for what I do, not who I know.” And again in a 2013 interview with the London Times, she said: “I don’t court that life. I’d rather be a worker bee. I’m a fashion designer. I don’t want to be defined as someone’s girlfriend. You always wonder if people will pay attention to the hard work that goes into what you do. And when you’re taking on something on your own, it’s your company, your investment — your life.”

Overall, the media failed her.

"In fact, “diversity” doesn’t stop at hiring one person who represents each so-called different viewpoint, be it race or gender or sexual orientation or political leaning. Any newsroom in which the black staffer is expected to speak up for blackness while the white staffers only have to speak for themselves is a newsroom that’s failing."

Building A Diverse Newsroom Is Work — Medium

"Remaking journalism in its own image, only with better hair and tighter clothes, is not a revolution, or even an evolution. It is a repackaging of the status quo with a very nice clubhouse attached. A revolution calls for a regime change of more significant depth."

Journalism startups aren’t a revolution if they’re filled with all these white men | Emily Bell | Comment is free | theguardian.com

makerswomen:

She was the first Asian and second woman to co-anchor a major evening network news. MAKERS is thrilled to share #ConnieChung’s story! Watch her interview at makers.com/Connie-Chung #womeninmedia #journalist #news #documentary #vintage #oldphoto #MAKERS2014

so young! Also, love her dress.

makerswomen:

She was the first Asian and second woman to co-anchor a major evening network news. MAKERS is thrilled to share #ConnieChung’s story! Watch her interview at makers.com/Connie-Chung #womeninmedia #journalist #news #documentary #vintage #oldphoto #MAKERS2014

so young! Also, love her dress.

"Caught at the whirling nexus of theory and regulation and commerce, the average internet user’s fate is uncertain. But today, a new and unexpected possibility has made itself clear: We may be entering the era of sponsored data — the era of an internet that we don’t directly pay for, but that we also don’t control. It’s the old net neutrality nightmare, in other words, disguised as a gift."

Welcome To The Net Neutrality Nightmare Scenario

stayinbedgrowyrhair:

what the FUCK weather.com

This is hilarious … just an hour or so ago I heard a guy interviewed on Q about how weather.com is headed towards Buzzfeed/Upworthy territory. And here’s proof!

stayinbedgrowyrhair:

what the FUCK weather.com

This is hilarious … just an hour or so ago I heard a guy interviewed on Q about how weather.com is headed towards Buzzfeed/Upworthy territory. And here’s proof!

"This conflation of newsiness with news, share-worthiness with importance, has wreaked havoc on the media’s skepticism immune systems. It didn’t happen out of nowhere, it’s a process that’s been midwifed by the willful blurring of the lines between fact and fiction on the part of a key group of influential sites, that have, unfortunately, established a viable financial model amid the wreckage of traditional media. It’s why companies are so eager to shuffle native ads—content produced to appear as if it were a site’s regular content—into the regular mix. They’re hoping we won’t know the difference. They’re right, we often don’t. That’s part of the reason native advertising revenues are up 77 percent this year, according to a new study by BIA/Kelsey. There are practically no consequences anymore."

The Year We Broke the Internet - Esquire