Women's Media Center is alive!

I'd heard rumors about this center starting in New York City, but via Bitch Ph.D. this morning, the Women's Media Center has been happily found. From their About Us section:

The exclusion of women at the highest levels of media has created a crisis of representation and narrow, inaccurate, or misrepresentative news reporting. Currently, women hold only 3% of of 'clout' positions in mainstream media, comprise less than a quarter of newspaper opinion writers--and are all but absent as columnists at the major national print or online media outlets. Women experts are still rarely called upon to comment on the serious events in the world. Globally, news stories that include women tally less than 15%.

WMC will work to correct these imbalances through its state-of-the-art, interactive website for women's media (coming early next year), and its many projects and partnerships. WMC will offer media training; a Rapid Response System to breaking news; the WMC Guidebook--a continually updated online guide for accurate language and talking points; and forums for media professionals.

Right now it looks like the site is a blog for women's media news, and the other stuff they mention is yet to come... but some great (and big) names on the directors and staff lists. I'm anxious to see what they put out.

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