INVESTIGATING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WOMEN’S NEWS PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
Women are underrepresented in newsrooms and are less likely to read political and international news, but when a newsroom closes the gender gap, does it result in a higher share of women in their audience? Newspaper Engagement Strategist Alyssa Zeisler investigates the relationship between women in news production and their consumption in this case study.
Producers of the EPIX series America Divided conducted an innovative engagement campaign to spur action against social injustice and invited the Lear Center’s Media Impact Project to determine if their documentary series inspired real social change. Spoiler alert: It did! This report outlines key strategies to success and areas of improvement that could be applied to other documentary media projects.
Read this transcript of the remarkable conversation about media, news, fake news and the 2016 election that took place at the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The panel featured Jorge Ramos, Jake Tapper, Katy Tur and Brian Stelter, and was moderated by Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan.
At the awards event in 2005, Cronkite warned that “it’s going to be, to a large degree, up to us in television and radio, in broadcasting” to equip Americans “to perform the act of intelligently selecting our leaders…. If we fail at that, our democracy, our republic is, I think, in serious danger.”
The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism encourages and showcases substantive and innovative coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices.
The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes articles on the rural maternity care crisis; how technology is taking care of aging parents; voices of patients with rheumatoid arthritis; how abortion doulas help at a difficult time; and how a saliva test could be a critical weapon in the fight against HIV.
Ready to Share, the Lear Center’s landmark event on fashion and the ownership of creativity, explored the fashion industry’s enthusiastic embrace of sampling, appropriation and borrowed inspiration, core components of every creative process. Discussion sessions covered fashion and creativity; intellectual property law; fashion and entertainment; and the future of sharing. Ready to Share produced three research reports, an illustrated transcript and a book with DVD. For a free copy of the book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty Warner Sheinbaum offers a heartfelt tribute to the movie achievements and American ideals of her father, Harry Warner. At his urging, Warner Bros was the first studio to close its German office due to the rise of Nazism. Back home, Harry championed political films to raise awareness in the U.S. of the dangers of fascism.
The fourth in a series of Media Impact Project guides for understanding Media Metrics, this guide is split in two in order to feature both conceptual perspectives for foundations and nuts-and-bolts advice for nonprofit news organizations.