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Real Majority, Media Minority gathers together into one collection almost ten years of Flanders' extraordinary essays and interviews analyzing the structure and habits of commercial news media. In an eloquent argument, Flanders says it's time to go beyond simple "bean counting".

Real Majority, Media Minority gathers together into one collection almost ten years of Flanders' extraordinary essays and interviews analyzing the structure and habits of commercial news media. What's critical isn't who's telling the story, but how the story's being told. Real Majority, Media Minority is a very badly needed contribution to journalism and women's studies reading lists.

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Laura Flanders (born 5 December 1961) is an English broadcast journalist living in the United States .

Laura Flanders (born 5 December 1961) is an English broadcast journalist living in the United States, who presents the weekly, long-form interview show The Laura Flanders Show. Flanders has published several books: Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press 2007); Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004), a study of the women in George W. Bush's cabinet; and a collection of essays, Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (1997).

Real Majority, Media Minority gathers together into one collection almost ten years of Flanders extraordinary essays and interviews analyzing the structure and habits of commercial news media. In an eloquent argument, she says it's time to go beyond simple "bean counting.

Laura Flanders is an Air America radio host and journalist. She is the author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species and Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting. Flanders was the Founding Director of the Women's Desk at the media-watch group FAIR.

the costs of sidelining women in reporting. Women, Press coverage. There's no description for this book yet. 1st ed. by Laura Flanders. Published 1997 by Common Courage Press in Monroe, Me. Written in English.

Real Majority, Media Minority: The Costs of Sidelining Women in Reporting, Common Courage Press . In Real Majority, Media Minority Flanders argues that the media fails to treat women either fairly or equally.

Real Majority, Media Minority: The Costs of Sidelining Women in Reporting, Common Courage Press (Monroe, ME), 1997. Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species, Verso (New York, NY), 2004. Patricia Holt wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that Flanders "is both angry and entertaining as she hauls out evidence to show how the press tends to slot women in 'vamp or virgin' stereotypes (as seducer or victim in rape cases, for example) or, worse, the 'rhymes with witch' headline grabbers about women in powerful positions, from Hillary Clinton to Leona Helmsley.

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Laura Flanders is a British-born American journalist whose writing has appeared in The Nation, In These .

Laura Flanders is a British-born American journalist whose writing has appeared in The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, Tompaine. She has also contributed Op-Ed pieces to the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also written several books: Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (2007), Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (2004), a study of the women in President George W. Bush's Cabinet and Real Majority, Media Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (1997) a collection of essays.

Laura Flanders is the host of The Laura Flanders Show on Air America Radio. 50% off. Related blog posts.

Analyzes the structure and habits of commerical news media and finds that, while more women are working in the U.S. news media than before, coverage of women's issues is still inadequate
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Despite the portrayal of journalists in such 1940s Hollywood films as "Deadline USA" and "Citizen Kane" the place of women both as reporters, subjects, and their impact on the world, has, to my knowledge never been reported.
Now comes author Laura Flanders who does more than carp and complain, she shows the reader, using a series of essays as her vehicle, just how women are marginalized and the impact of such marginalization. To be sure, it makes us all poorer that women are relegated to "women's issues" by a white male hierarchy that dominates and controls the ebb and flow of information to the masses.
In this, the "age of information" the era of the "information superhighway and the internet yet we are, as a people, befret of information. Our news is homogenized, pasteurized and sanitized for your protection. It's as if America is wearing a coast-to-coast-condom where news and information is concerned.
Are Americans as apathetic about Dubya's war in Iraqi? Did not 500,000 Americans assembling in Washington to peacfully tell the government "hell no" to the warmakers plans for the enrichment of the Bush family and its army of fellow traveling contractors and hangers-on?
One has only to ingest a daily diet of pablum passing as "news" via the local TV channel to realize that women don't count in any capacity other than crime victim, welfare mother, or criminal. A women's view about sending her child of to Iraqi for big oil do not appear on the little screen or in the newspaper.
The few women journalists appearing regularly are people like Eleanor Clift who, when asked, stated, "Well, I'm not really a leftist, I just play one on television," or Julianne Malveaux, a conservative who helped ruin WPFW Pacifica radio in Washington, D.C. Newspapers such as the "washington Post" have editorial pages filled by white men with many of the usual opinions.
Laura Flanders has given voice to the voiceless women of the world and shattered the stereotypes that oppress women and, by whose expression, keep the rest of us dull witted and ignorant of the views and feelings of an important and worthwhile part of the population whose situation needs to be taken into account.
"Real Majority" should be read and considered as important and worthwhile reading. The next time one views local or national news, take note of the position of women both as reporters and subjects, see if Laura Flanders is speaking the truth. We know that she is.
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This collection gathers Flanders' reporting on a wide variety of of issues -- reproductive rights and other health issues, sexual violence, global feminism, labor issues, economic issues and much more. As fans of her radio work and her In These Times column know, Flanders is a great reporter, clever, incisive and bristling with facts and information. (She even notes, for example, that despite the title of her book, women are in fact NOT the majority of the world's population, thanks to the practice in India, China and some other countries of female infanticide and the neglect-unto-death of girl children.) You can learn a lot about the conditions of women around the world from this book -- and a lot about writing and reporting too. Definitely one of the best offerings to date from Common Courage Press, and still timely.
Real Majority, Media Minority: The Costs of Sidelining Women in Reporting ebook
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Laura Flanders
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Social Sciences
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