Category: News

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

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

Kelcey Caulder: Advice from a college journalist

Do you remember the first time you were told that you couldn’t report on something? How your breath stopped short in your chest? The way the light drained from your eyes and anger sparked in your stomach and you knew...

/ March 5, 2016

The Active Voice: Taking Risks

Mary Beth Tinker, Geneva Overholser, and Sherrese Smith talk about the importance of taking risks. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is “Rainbow Street” by Scott Holmes (CC 4.0).

/ March 5, 2016