Lily Tomlin to Host 2013 Women's Media Awards, 10/8
Carol Jenkins, former President of the Women's Media Center, will present the Carol Jenkins Emerging Journalist Award to Maria Teresa Kumar. "I have been so impressed by Maria Teresa, a deft and credible participant in news analysis, ever since we met," says Carol Jenkins. "We're proud to say she is one of ours-- a graduate of WMC's Progressive Women's Voices Media Leadership program. She has used her command of the media to build one of this country's best organizations, while at the same time exhibiting a consistently reliable expertise in political, social justice and economic matters. Hers is an invaluable voice in media."
Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., Co-Chair of the Women's Media Awards, and a former Women's Media Center honoree, will present the Mary Thom Art of Editing Award to the family of Mary Thom. "I am pleased to help introduce this new WMC award for editing -- a rare opportunity to recognize the career of a brilliant editor and to highlight the often unsung work of editors across all media," says Martha Nelson. "Great editors are like conductors, who can coach and coax an individual to greater performance at the same time they work to orchestrate the whole. This award brings that complex role and the individuals that conceive, nurture and shape stories, working tirelessly without bylines or applause, into the spotlight."
The Co-Chairs for The 2013 Women's Media Awards are Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem, Gayle King, Loreen Arbus, Pat Mitchell, Martha Nelson, Carol Jenkins, Jewelle Bickford, Lauren Embrey, Jodie Evans and Gloria Feldt.
The 2013 Women's Media Award Honorary Committee is Christine Baranski, Candice Bergen, Suzanne Braun Levine, Tina Brown, Jennifer Buffett, GrayDon Carter, Gail Collins, David Corn, Ann Curry, Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Linda Ellerbee, Sally Field, Sandra Fluke, Maya Harris, Anne Hathaway, Goldie Hawn, Sarah Jones, Catherine Keener, Christine Lahti, Diane Lane, Cindi Leive, Andrea Mitchell, Geneva Overholser, Anna Quindlen, Cecile Richards, Marlene Sanders, Regina Kulik Scully, Lesley Stahl, Martha Stewart, Michael Stipe, Marlo Thomas, Kathleen Turner, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Barbara Walters, Maggie Wilderotter and Julie Zeilinger.
The Women's Media Center works to make women visible and powerful in media. The Women's Media Center trains women experts to be in the media; does groundbreaking research and reporting on media inclusion and accuracy; produces media style guides, such as the first ever to cover reproductive issues (especially important now that reproductive freedom is under attack in states across the country); and documents and reports sexualized violence as a tool of war in Syria and other conflict regions. Its publication, The Status of Women in U.S. Media Report, is now the industry standard on where women stand, and serves as a map to where women need to go.
"The Women's Media Center exists to change the status of women in media. Because 51 percent of our population is women, and only 3 percent of all clout positions in media are held by women, the Women's Media Center Awards were created to honor champions for women who use their media platforms to tell the stories, facts, and solutions crucial to all viewers, and to advance opportunities for women in media," says Julie Burton, President of the Women's Media Center. "Because media tells our stories and influences the role of women in every part of society, we are proud to honor these amazing women who set the standard for what media should look like when it gives voice to the female half of the country."
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