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Sexist Media Awards

There’s a great project from The Women’s Media Center and She Should Run called “Name It. Change It“, which seeks to  “work to end sexist and misogynistic coverage of women candidates by all members of the press—from bloggers to radio hosts to television pundits.”

Just a few days ago the announced the awards for the Most Sexist Media Coverage of Women Candidates and Politicians in the 2012 Election (USA). Their press release notes, “With these awards, we hope the media will wake up and smell the sexism that all too often affects political coverage of women candidates and politicians,” said Julie Burton, President of the Women’s Media Center. “Sexism doesn’t have a place in coverage of women candidates and public officials.”

Read the whole story here and find out who “won”. 

“The Help” wins 2012 Wilbur Award

The Religion Communicators Council announced the 15 Wilbur Awards for 2012 March 9 in New York. The awards honor excellence by individuals in secular media—print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures—in communicating religious issues, values and themes during 2011.

The Religion Communicators Council has presented Wilbur Awards annually since 1949. Secular communicators enter work in eight categories. Juries of media professionals coordinated by council members across the country evaluate submissions on content, creativity, impact and excellence in communicating religious values.

The award is named for the late Marvin C. Wilbur, a pioneer in religious public relations, longtime council leader and former Presbyterian Church executive. The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is underwriting the 2012 Wilbur Awards.

To read the full press release, see all the winners, and learn more about the RCC and the Wilbur Awards, please click here.