Category: News

Introducing our Fellows

These five young women from colleges across the country will spend the academic year working on a free speech service project in their communities aimed at maximizing the voices of female high school journalists.

/ July 12, 2016

FIU panel has some choice advice for would-be media moguls: Keep your insecurities to yourself

“Sit in the front row and raise your hand every chance you get.” “You don’t have to wear every insecurity you have on your sleeve.” Leading women in media and communications dished out some tough-love advice for the next generation...

/ June 7, 2016

Apply for a Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted until June 24 for the 2016-17 Active Voice fellowships.

/ June 1, 2016

Submit your stories to us for #SpeakUpSunday

#SpeakUpSunday is an Active Voice campaign to document the inappropriate comments and sexist statements that female journalists receive on a regular basis. We are currently accepting submissions for our first #SpeakUpSunday, coming this week. You can submit your experience via email...

/ March 21, 2016

New research finds female high school journalists bear the burden of censorship

Today at a SXSWedu panel, researchers from the University of Kansas released the results of a survey about the prevalence of censorship in high school media. The team, led by Peter Bobkowski and Genelle Belmas, questioned 461 high school student...

/ March 10, 2016

Meagan Hurley: What it means to be a woman in power

Being a woman is a powerful thing. That’s the impression I’ve been under since childhood. From my fearless mom to smart, sassy teachers and my favorite fictitious role models (Lois Lane and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), all the great women...

/ March 5, 2016