April 27, 2004
TV, Print Media to Examine 'Gender Journalism?' May 26Just what has been the effect of the media on the women's movement? The Bar-News Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association intends to find out with a May 26 panel discussion, "Un-Reliable Sources? Gender Journalism?-From Betty Friedan to Martha Stewart." The program will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the 11th floor conference center of the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter will co-sponsor the event.
Has the media skewed the message of the women's movement and effectively undermined the movement's agenda and the legal rights of women? And if it has, what are the repercussions for the law, the workplace, politics and the broader society? How has this affected the plight of women in the workplace, the goal of equal pay for equal work, the advocacy of related issues and the perception of feminist leaders? How have the courts and legislatures reacted to the media's characterization of the women's movement? Have they effectively narrowed or expanded laws affecting women? These and other question will be explored by a panel of working media with first-hand knowledge of the issues.
Moderating the panel will be Wally Kennedy, host of 6ABC's "Sunday Live" and "Inside Story." Among the panelists will be Patricia Bradley, Ph.D., author of Mass Media and the Shaping of American Feminism, 1963-1975 and chair of the Department of Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising at Temple University's School of Communications and Theater; Bobbi Booker, lifestyle reporter for The Philadelphia Tribune; Emilie Lounsberry, staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer; Jill Porter, columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News; and Monica Yant Kinney, columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Patricia Bradley will be available for book signing following the program. Copies of her book will be available for sale at the program by Joseph Fox Bookshop.
The Bar-News Media Committee is chaired by Arline Jolles Lotman, Esq.
The program is free, but reservations are required. Lunch will be available for $7.50 to those who reserve a space in advance. Click HERE for a registration form. For additional details, and to register for this program, please call (215) 238-6341.
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