“Who Makes The News” GMMP Report Launched In North America

At 9 a.m. EDT, WACC’s 2010 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)’s final report, “Who Makes The News”, was officially released in North America.

This report, based on the work of hundreds of

volunteer monitors in 108 countries, presents a snapshot of the  representation of women and men in the world’s international news media on one day. Since 1995, GMMP has issued a report on the state of representative media coverage every 5 years,

and has become the world’s longest running and most respected longitudinal study on international news media.

For more information, go to www.whomakesthenews.org

GMMP:”Who MakesThe News” Report Makes News With Rolling International Launch

What is the most challenging part of a simultaneous global report launch? Ask WACC, who is creating  its first-ever simultaneous virtual launch of  its 2010 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) final report on 29 September 2010, www.whomakesthenews.org

It’s that “simultaneous” part… when you need to start  rolling out the release in a staggered way, respecting time zones that put the Pacific and Asia regions already on the launch date of 29 September while it is still 28 September at WACC Global’s international headquarters in Toronto, Canada.

Offficial launch time for the report is 9 a.m. – in North America, that means the launch will take place at 9 a.m. EDT

Watch for the link to the launch video here, plus other items, as the day unfolds.

For more information,www.whomakesthenews.org

“Who Makes The News”: Monitoring News Media Around The World for Balanced Coverage

The WACC Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)releases its 2010 report on 29 September 2010, based on data collected in how many countries around the world? Take today’s GMMP Question of the Day poll,and find out (after you vote, you will find more information in the comment box that follows).

Watch for special launch videos and more, along with downloadable copies of the international,regional and national reports on September 29th at www.whomakesthenews.org

GMMP: International News Media Stereotypes Women and Men?

Since 1995, WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) 2010 has explored journalistic practice  in the portrayal of women and men in international news media. One area explored is the use of stereotypes, and is the focus of today’s GMMP Question of The Day.

Consider today’s question and learn more at www.whomakesthenews.org – global launch of the 2010 final report on 29 September 2010.

Women=expert news sources? Not so much…?

Who is quoted most often in news stories/interviews as expert sources: women or men? What do you think?

This is our Global Media Monitoring Campaign (GMMP) Question of the Day – learn the  GMMP 2010 findings  by completing our poll (there is a full answer in the comment box that follows the poll results). Learn more about GMMP 2010  at www.whomakesthenews.org -final GMMP 2010 report released 29 September 2010!

Wanted: More Bylines For Women Journalists

So, you’ve come a long way, baby…or so an old ad campaign told women a couple of decades ago.  In journalism, women have made inroads into the profession in the past 20 years.   In fact, as noted at the “Who Makes The News In The Newsroom” panel discussion at St. John’s University in New York City earlier this week, almost 3/4 of journalism students in American universities  today are young women.

However, when it comes to getting to tell the news  stories in newspapers, television and radio around the world, do you think women journalists are the ones who get most often the assignments and the bylines?  Find out  by taking our Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) Question of the Day poll (click on your answer choice then check out the comment that follows the poll results to find out more)…