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WIMN's Resource Guide
for Media Activists

The following list of independent media outlets, media advocacy groups and publishing resources offers an introduction to some of the best resources available for those who wish to learn more about issues related to women and the media – and for those who wish to improve the media landscape.

This list will grow over time; if you don’t see your favorite resource below, contact WIMN to suggest an addition.

» Publications for Girls and Women

Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
Bi-monthly magazine devoted to incisive commentary on our media-driven world; features critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising and more -- plus interviews with and profiles of cool, smart women in all areas of pop culture.

Bi-monthly magazine that defines itself as "fierce, funny and proud to be female." Website features include a Girl Wide Web where readers can add their blogs and favorite sites, discussion boards and travel guide.

An online journal that publishes feminist essays, editorials, fiction, poetry, interviews, and book and movie reviews.

Minnesota Women's Press
Bi-weekly newspaper on issues and events that affect women's lives; also features a directory of women-centered businesses, organizations and services.

Ms. magazine
Bi-monthly magazine co-founded in 1972 by Gloria Steinem and now published by the Feminist Majority Foundation.

New Moon: A Magazine for Girls and their Dreams
Bi-monthly magazine for every girl who wants her voice heard and her dreams taken seriously, and for every adult who cares about girls.   

Off Our Backs
Monthly news journal by, for and about women that has published continuously since 1970

Teen Voices
Monthly magazine by, for and about teenage and young adult women. 

Women's eNews
Online daily news service covers issues of particular concern to women and provides women's perspectives on public policy.

Women's Review of Books
Bi-monthly publication offers serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women.

Women's Wire
International online magazine funded by a grant from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

World Pulse Magazine
Quarterly magazine and online publication dedicated to unleashing the global power and leadership of women and youth through media.

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» Alternative News and Culture Magazines and Websites

Bi-monthly magazine dedicated to examining the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment; sponsors social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week; the nonprofit Culture Jammers Headquarters critiques media and advertising and offers artistic parodies of commercial media.

Online news service that is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism that also includes WireTap Magazine, an online magazine by and for socially conscious youth, and the SPIN Project (Strategic Press Information Network).

Black Commentator
Online magazine offering commentary, analysis and investigations on issues affecting African Americans; also features political cartoons.

Black Press USA
A project of the Black Press Institute (a partnership between the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation and Howard University), the site features reporting exclusively from African American journalists from Black community publications and the NNPA News Service news wire.

Clamor Magazine
A quarterly print magazine and online community of radical thought, art, and action.

ColorLines Magazine
The first national, multi-racial magazine devoted to covering the politics and creations of communities of color, published by the Applied Research Center.

Monthly, multicultural independent magazine with a focus on residents of the Pacific Northwest.

Columbia Journalism Review
Bi-monthly magazine founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. A watchdog of the press in all its forms, from newspapers and magazines to radio, television, and cable to the wire services and the web, CJR examines not only day-to-day press performance but also the many forces -- political, economic, technological, social, legal, and more -- that affect that performance for better or worse.

Common Dreams
A national non-profit citizens' organization; its News Center publishes an eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives.

Muckraking political newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.

Bi-monthly magazine of well-documented media criticism published by the national media watchdog group FAIR.

A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.

In These Times
Monthly magazine dedicated to informing and analyzing popular movements for social, environmental and economic justice and to providing a forum for discussing the politics that shape our lives
* Publishes leading writers such as Lakshmi Chaudhry, Jessica Clarke, Barbara Ehrenreich, Silja J.A. Talvi and Susan Douglas.

LiP Magazine
An all-volunteer, not-for-profit media project covering politics, pop culture and media.

A media issues supersite, featuring criticism, breaking news and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide; check out the media ownership monitor and issue guide to women's media.

The Nation
America's oldest weekly magazine and one of its premier journals of opinion with writings on politics, culture, books and the arts.
* Publishes Katha Pollitt and Patricia Williams and John Nichols

The Progressive
A monthly magazine founded in 1909 that continues to champion peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment and a reinvigorated democracy.
* Publishes Barbara Ehrenreich, Howard Zinn, Molly Ivins and Kate Clinton

Punk Planet
A bi-monthly magazine dedicated to music, culture and politics; fiercely independent and dedicated to living outside the mainstream. Regularly runs interviews with key players in the media justice movement and reports on topics such as incarcerated women's independent media, marginalization of feminist voices at the national conference on media reform, and podcasting, microbroadcasting and low-power FM as sites of resistance to Clear Channel Radio.
* Read interview with Jennifer L. Pozner (.pdf)

Ragged Edge
Covers the disability experience in America and society's "ragged edge" issues: medical rationing, genetic discrimination, assisted suicide, long-term care, attendant services; includes extensive list of blogs about disability issues.

Online magazine covers politics and culture and maintains two online communities, Table Talk and The WELL.
* Eric Boehlert covers media issues; cartoonist Tom Tomorrow often skewers the corporate media

StayFree! Magazine
Nonprofit, Brooklyn-based magazine that critiques advertising and commercialism in media; magazine publishes occasionally; blog is updated frequently.

A project of the Institute for America's Future, TomPaine.com was founded to amplify public-interest voices and take on controversial issues -- often in coordination with regular advertisements published on the New York Times op-ed page.

Working for Change
An online journal of progressive news and opinion published by Working Assets.
* Publishes the work of Molly Ivins, Robert Scheer and Greg Palast

Yes! Magazine
Published by the Positive Futures Network, this quarterly magazine invites readers to be part of a global community of change makers.

Z! Magazine
An independent monthly print periodical on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S.; ZNet updates daily to convey information and provide community; ZMedia Institute provides alternative media skills; and ZVideo produces videos on politics, economics and foreign policy available for personal or classroom use.

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» Blogs on the Media

Bitch Magazine (S)Hitlist
Semi-regularly updated and fully archived media analysis on "stuff we love, and love to hate" from the editors of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.

Blue Plate Special
A mix of blog posts, informational features and interviews on rotating topics by Jay Rosen's journalism grad students at NYU; check out the students' study on "The Best Blogging Newspapers in the U.S."

A group blog from women writers at Salon, including the astute Rebecca Traister, that aims to cast a spotlight on news that puts women in the center; covers media, politics, culture and health.

CJR Daily
Real-time daily media criticism published under the auspices of Columbia Journalism Review; critiques political journalism, the media industry and the forces that affect both.

Dan Gillmor
Blog about citizen journalism and corporate media, by a Financial Times columnist and the founder of Grassroots Media Inc.

E-Media Tidbits
A group blog by online media, journalism and publishing professionals, hosted by the Poynter Institute.

Group blog written by young feminists analyzing the social, cultural and political issues that affect their lives and futures, often focusing on topical issues in the news. Co-organizer of a feminist media activism project, The Real Hot 100.

Green Goddess Gazette
News and opinion about media, the environment and women by award-winning environmental journalist Miranda Spencer.

Infomaniac: Behind the News
News research, reference tools and topical journalism information compiled by veteran news researcher Liz Donovan.

I Want Media
Blog and website focusing on media news, resources and industry data and is updated throughout the day.

Lost Remote
Blog that "takes issue with the status quo of television" to keep readers ahead of the curve on trends in communications technology, TV and online media.

Media Bloggers Association
A non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting MBA members and their blogs, educating bloggers and promoting the explosion of citizen's media.

An online community blog by and for women (and men, too) to discuss, rant, blog, analyze and/or laugh about media, politics and culture, all within the general context of progressive politics and feminism.

Media Views
Regularly updated list of links to media criticism and media news from around the web, compiled with commentary or summaries by the media watch group FAIR.

Mixed Media Watch
Produced by New Demographic, this blog monitors representations of people, couples and families of mixed racial identities as well as transracial adoptees in film, television, radio and print media.

Group blog covers the intersections between popular and political culture, often analyzing the ways in which media reflects and influences our values. Includes Christine Cupaiuolo, who founded the original PopPolitics magazine and wrote ms. musings, Ms. magazine's blog on women and media from 2002 to 2005 (media criticism archives available), and Jaclyn Friedman, program director for Center for New Words.

Press Think
NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen's blog about journalism and its ordeals. PressThink won the Reporters Without Borders 2005 Freedom Blog award for outstanding defense of free expression.

Jim Romenesko's blog provides a daily fix of media industry news, commentary and newsroom memos, also hosted by the Poynter Institute.

A frequently updated blog about the TV news industry, written by Brian Stelter, a contributing editor to mediabistro.com and an undergraduate at Towson University.

WIMN's Voices: A Group Blog on Women, Media, AND...
WIMN's Voices features information and commentary from more than 50 leading women journalists, media analysts, scholars and activists. These opinion leaders monitor the portrayals of women in media coverage of economics, race issues, war, science, sports, violence, health, international politics, domestic policy and much more.

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» Media Advocacy Groups and Online Resources

About Face
Promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism.

Action Coalition for Media Education
Independent, grassroots media reform and education organization that teaches people of all ages how to more effectively access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

Alliance for Community Media
Works with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, state legislatures, state regulatory agencies and coalition partners to ensure that all people regardless of race, age, gender, disability, religion or economic status have access to technology.

Association for Women's Rights In Development
International membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing thousands of people and organizations committed to achieving women's rights; provides fact sheets, publications, and critical analysis on media, gender equality and new technologies.

Beyondmedia Education
Collaborates with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories, connect their stories to the world around us, and organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of alternative media and arts; media education, production and technology programs include Girls! Action! Media!, Women & Prison and ThinkBeyondMedia.

International human rights organization that uses education and popular culture to promote values of dignity, equality and justice; produces music, films and videos.

Center for International Media Action
Brings groups working with different political strategies into dialogue together to increase their collective ability to advance a public interest media and communications policy agenda; online resources include a media organizers' toolkit and events calendar.

Center for Investigative Reporting
Invests in promising stories at their earliest stages to give them a chance in the news marketplace, produces major investigative projects for television, radio, print and the web, and promotes the best investigations to maximize their impact with policy makers and the public.

Center for Media & Democracy
Strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism; publishes PR Watch, a quarterly publication dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry, and SourceWatch, a directory documenting public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests.

Center for Media Literacy
Promotes and supports media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating and creating media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills.

Center for Digital Democracy
Preserves the openness and diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming; publishes citizen guides to digital democracy.

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism
Develops programs and conducts research aimed at recruiting, retaining and revitalizing journalists and journalism educators and seeks to make journalism more inclusive from the classroom to the newsroom; extensive list of diversity and other journalism organizations.

Center for New Words
A project of New Words Live, a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting diverse women artists; produces cutting-edge reading and music series, monthly open mic, special author events, and writing workshops. Also hosts annual WAM! Women, Action & the Media conferences that bring together corporate and independent journalists, media producers, media activists and academics to discuss, debate and plan ways to improve the media for women.

Chicago Media Action
Activist group that monitors and analyzes Chicago-area media in order to expose the economic and political interests that control them and advocates for better representation of marginalized and dissenting issues and viewpoints in the local media. Also conducts media outreach campaigns and works on local and national media policy reform efforts.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)
National media watch group that has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986; resources include issue areas on racism and sexism, analysis of the media business and a media activist kit.
* FAIR's Women's Desk was formerly directed by WIMN's Executive Director Jennifer L. Pozner and, before her, by journalist and Air America radio host Laura Flanders

Free Press
Nonpartisan organization working to involve the public in media policymaking and to craft policies for more democratic media; resources include a media reform activist toolkit and a media ownership guide.

Girls, Women + Media Project
Works to increase awareness of how pop culture and media represent, affect, employ and serve girls and women -- and to advocate for improvement in those areas; offers resources on media literacy for all ages and "ICAN" (Involved Consumers Action Network), an action-oriented e-list.

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
An affiliate of the Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy, the GRIID provides media education workshops for teachers, parents and community groups; researches and reports on local news media; and workshops on how to effectively work with local news.

Guerilla Girls
Anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks, the Guerilla Girls have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions hat expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large.

Institute for Global Communications
A project of the Tides Center, the IGC maintains a family of progressive networks, including WomensNet, Anti-RacismNet, PeaceNet and EcoNet.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Seeks to broaden public discourse via strategic media outreach and news releases that offer well-documented analysis of current events and underlying issues; the IPA also connects independent policy analysts and working journalists.

International Women's Media Foundation
Strengthens the role of women in the news media around the world, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice; sponsors the IWMF Leadership Institute for Women Journalists and the Women of Courage media awards for outstanding female reporters; resources includes regularly updated news about female journalists, and training sessions to help women move into key leadership positions in news media.

International Women's Tribune Centre
Non-governmental organization that provides communication, information, education and organizing support services to women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Advocates for information access and women's rights in media; resources include a media pool and the development of content materials to help women in rural areas use communication technologies for basic needs.

Jean Kilbourne's Resources for Change
The pioneering feminist advertising critic offers a periodically updated resource guide for media activists and feminists; table of contents include "red meat" issues in media advocacy, such as "Advertising and Corporate Power," "Media Concentration and Ownership," and "Media Advocacy," as well as feminist issues such as "Eating Problems," "Peace and Social Justice" and "Sexism, Racism and the Image of Women in the Media."

Katrina Information Network
Information and action clearinghouse that shares expert viewpoints and action from the communities that have been devastated by Katrina, with up-to-the minute news and analysis; resources include an expert source list for reporters and extensive lists of action and advocacy links.

Media Access Project
Nonprofit, public interest telecommunications law firm that promotes the public's First Amendment right to hear and be heard on the electronic media of today and tomorrow.

Media Alliance
Media resource and advocacy center for media workers, nonprofit organizations and social justice activists that promotes excellence, ethics, diversity and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice and social responsibility.

Media Report to Women
Quarterly publication provides information on all types of media -- television, cable, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, the Internet and other emerging media -- and the way in which they depict women and issues of interest to women.

Media Tank
Philadelphia-based nonprofit that works on media education and grassroots organizing around issues like media ownership and consolidation, cable, copyright and intellectual property, the state of journalism and more.

The Poynter Institute
A school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists with an educational philosophy focused on presenting "a clear picture of the special role of journalism in a democracy." Founded in 1975 by Nelson Poynter, chairman of the St. Petersburg Times, the Institute is now a financially independent and nonprofit organization; website includes a resource center with online tip sheets and journalism links and sections on diversity, ethics, TV/radio issues and newsroom leadership.

The Praxis Project
Builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems (media issues included).

Prometheus Radio Project
A nonprofit organization created by radio activists to facilitate the growth of the Free Radio Movement and present an organized demand for the democratization of the airwaves; one component is a microradio resource center that offers legal, technical and organizational support for non-commercial community broadcasters.

Reclaim the Media
Advocates for a free and diverse press, community access to communications tools and technology, and media policy that serves the public interest.

Third World Majority
Media training and production resource center run by a collective of young women of color and their allies; runs a community digital storytelling workshop integrating popular education, creative writing, oral history, facilitative filmmaking, and digital media manipulation to help people create digital videos about their lives.

Who Owns What?
Columbia Journalism Review's online guide to media parent companies and their holdings. See also selected articles on media ownership from CJR magazine listed on the same page.

Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press
Founded in 1972 to increase communication among women and reach the public with their experience, perspectives and opinions; publishes a directory of women's media that includes print periodicals, publishers, news services, and radio, film, video, art and theater groups.

Women's Media Center
Founded in 2005 by Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda to assure that women are included as sources for and subjects of the media -- and that women media professionals are afforded equal opportunities for employment and advancement; website offers extensive links on women and the media.

To highlight the marginalization of women's perspectives in the media, WomenTK offers an ongoing tabulation of the ratio of male to female writers in national general interest magazines, including The Atlantic, Harpers, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.

World Association for Christian Communication
Taking the side of justice and human dignity in media, and promoting diverse media ownership, WACC works for the right to communicate especially in situations of censorship and oppression; website includes data, media advocacy opportunities, events, blogs and more. The WACC publishes Media Development, a quarterly journal; Media & Gender Monitor, a bi-annual magazine; and Media Action, WACC's online magazine. WACC's Global Media Monitoring Project 2005 analyzed representations of women in media in 76 countries.

Youth Media Council
A Bay Area-based youth organizing, leadership development, media capacity-building and watchdog project dedicated to developing youth-led strategies for media justice.

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» Radio Programs

"The Brian Lehrer Show"
Whether the topic is New York City's education or housing policy, the changing face of welfare, or the expanding Chinese economy, Brian Lehrer puts a human face -- and maybe even your neighbor's voice -- on the issues shaping your life; website includes a blog. Listen locally at 93.9 FM, WNYC (NPR)

Weekly radio program produced by Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Heard on heard on more than 125 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada and archived online.

"Democracy Now!"
Hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, this national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airs on over 350 stations in North America. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., "Democracy Now!" is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community and college radio stations; on public access, PBS and satellite television; as a podcast and online.

"Feminist International Radio Endeavor" (FIRE)
Bilingual radio program and website on global justice and women's human rights issues; Maria Suarez, host.

"On the Media"
Weekly radio program produced by NPR; Co-hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield take on topics ranging from the near-impossible conditions journalists face in attempting to cover war in an age of propaganda to the role of TV and film in American culture, and many topics in between.

"The Majority Report"
Daily radio program produced by Air America Radio and co-hosted by Janeane Garofalo and Sam Seder. Regular guests include bloggers Atrios of Eschaton, Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos and Bill Scher of LiberalOasis; website includes an active blog.

Weekend radio program produced by Air America Radio. Host Laura Flanders cuts through the news and blather of the week and talks directly to the activists, newsmakers and artists who are making change. Listen live online; edited podcasts of previous episodes are available.

Radio Rootz
Youth media training center that focuses on skill building in the following areas: media literacy, media activism and radio production. The current project links under-funded and impoverished New York City public schools with community radio institution WBAI (Pacifica). Listen to their work.

"Uprising Radio"
Daily radio program hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar that emphasizes connections between global and local issues. Produced at KPFK, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles; weekly syndicated version of "Uprising" is available free to all stations and the website offers a blog and podcasts.

"Wake Up Call Radio"
New York City's social justice news show, hosted by Deepa Fernandes; website offers streaming audio, a podcast and show archives. Listen locally at 99.5 FM, WBAI (Pacifica)

WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
An all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women's studies and individuals; past programs are archived here.

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» TV/Video Programs

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Comedy Central's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Daily Show" takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment with an alternative point of view.

Downtown Community Television Center introduces members of the community to the basics of electronic media through hundreds of free or low-cost production courses and access to broadcast-quality production equipment.

Deep Dish TV
The nation's first grassroots satellite network linking producers and programmers, independent video makers and activists.

Dyke TV
Cable access show featuring news and culture by, for and about lesbian and bisexual women; also a community media resource center where lesbians can learn through the mentorship of experienced video mentors about all aspects of video production, video editing and web design.

Free Speech TV
Broadcasts independently produced documentaries dealing with social, political, cultural and environmental issues; commissions and produces original programming; develops programming partnerships and collaborations with social justice organizations; provides special live broadcasts from remote locations; and maintains an adjunct website that hosts one of the Internet's largest collections of progressive audio and video content.

Paper Tiger TV
Volunteer video collective that works to challenge and expose corporate control of mainstream media through the production and distribution of public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy.

Media Education Foundation
The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.
* Must-see videos include Killing Us Softly, The Date Rape Backlash and The Myth of the Liberal Media

PBS's weekly newsmagazine show hosted by David Brancaccio uses documentary segments and interviews with original thinkers to look at pressing issues in the news.
* Features stellar reporting by senior correspondent Maria Hinojosa

"To The Contrary"
Launched in 1992, PBS' all-female weekly news analysis series hosted by Bonnie Erbe provides an important, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies.

Women Make Movies
Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, WMM is a multicultural, multiracial, nonprofit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women; resources include an internationally recognized distribution service and production assistance program.

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» Independent Publishers and Bookstores

Powell's Books
An independent bookstore with unionized workers, Powells is a worthy alternative to the big online chains. Powell's online store includes reviews, author interviews and blogs.

Amazon Books
The original "Amazon" bookseller – a feminist establishment owned and run by a worker collective that sells books, music and videos.

Common Courage Press
Helps progressive ideas to find a place in our culture and provides a platform to spread these ideas to activists and ordinary citizens alike. Books explore corporate power, ecology, race, gender, economics, health, welfare, and media politics, and U.S. policy from Central America to the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Feminist Bookstore Network
This list, which can be searched by state, is maintained by Mev Miller at litwomen.org, on behalf of the Feminist Bookstore Network, a collaboration among feminist booksellers across the United States and Canada.

Feminist Press
Founded in 1970, Feminist Press is the oldest feminist publisher in the United States; the Press has brought more than 250 critically acclaimed works by and about women into print, enriching the literary canon, expanding the historical record, and influencing public discourse about issues fundamental to women.

Lists of Feminist Publishers, Distributors and Other Book Information
Maintained by the University of Wisconsin's Women's Studies Librarian, this site offers categorized lists of links to feminist publishing resources.

Seal Press
Founded in 1976 to provide a forum for women writers and feminist issues, Seal has published groundbreaking books that represent the diverse voices and interests of women -- their lives, literature and concerns.

Seven Stories Press
An independent book publisher based in New York City that publishes books on foreign policy, civil liberties, human rights, social justice and women's health and contemporary feminism, along with many titles on media issues including content analysis and policy reform.

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» Books About Media Issues

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Susan Faludi (Crown, 1991)

Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, Jean Kilbourne (Free Press, 2000)

Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century, ed. Rory Dicker and Alison Piepmeier (Northeastern University Press, 2003)
* Includes essay "The Big Lie: False Feminist Death Syndrome, Profit and the Media," by Jennifer L. Pozner

Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere, Gwendolyn Pough (Northeastern University Press, 2004)

Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African-Americans, Farai Chideya (Plume, 1995)

It's the Media, Stupid, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney (Seven Stories Press, 2000)

Framing Youth: 10 Myths About the Next Generation, Mike Males (Common Courage Press, 1999)

Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People, Anne Elizabeth Moore (Soft Skull Press, 2004)

Making News: How to Get News Coverage for Disability Rights Issues, Mary Johnson (Advocado Press, Inc., 1993)

Making the News: A Guide for Nonprofits and Activists, Jason Salzman (Cause Communications, 1998)

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky (Pantheon; reprint edition 2002)

Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention, Lawrence Wallack, Lori Dorfman, David Jernigan and Makani Themba-Nixon (SAGE Publications, 1993)

The Myth of the Liberal Media: An Edward Herman Reader, Edward S. Herman (Peter Lang Publishing, 1999)

The New Media Monopoly, Ben H. Bagdikian (Beacon Press, 2004)

Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting, Laura Flanders (Common Courage Press, 2000)

Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communications Politics in Dubious Times, Robert W. McChesney (New Press, 2000)

Slick Spins and Fractured Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News, Caryl Rivers (Columbia University Press, 1996)

Spin Works!: A Media Guidebook for Communicating Values and Shaping Opinion, Robert Bray, SPIN Project (Independent Media Institute, with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, 2000)

The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture, Leslie Savan (Temple University Press, 1994)

Talking the Walk: Communications Guide for Racial Justice, Makani Themba-Nixon and Hunter Cutting (AK Press, 2006)

Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Relations Industry, John Stauber (Common Courage Press, 1995)

Virgin or Vamp? How the Press Covers Sex Crimes, Helen Benedict (Oxford University Press, USA; reprint edition, 1993)

Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, Jill Nelson (Noble Press 1993)

The Wizards of Media Oz: Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News, Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen (Common Courage Press, 1997)

Women and Media: A Critical Introduction and Women and Media: International Perspectives, Carolyn M. Byerly and Karen Ross (Blackwell Publishing, 2006)

Women's Voices on FIRE, Maria Suarez Toro (Anomaly Press, 2000)

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» National Media Associations

Visit the press section for links to national women's, ethnic and LGBT media associations, and some additional professional journalism groups.

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