Monday, March 19, 2012

On waging opinion, if you are a female writer
Here's a "classic" piece by Naomi Wolf about women sharing their opinion through traditional media, and a more recent reflection on her work by a blogger/musician. Part of her original work has statistics about the low numbers of women writing for top op-ed spaces in major media in the early 1990s. Has that number gotten larger? Smaller? How do we reckon that number in digital spaces? What is the ethical obligation of major media outlets to offer women's voices in their opinion spaces?
By now, you are probably already waiting for my standard exhortation: This could be an excellent final project for our media ethics class ...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

This view of Kony viral video echoes our class discussion from Tuesday

It's a column written by NYTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof: