[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Todd Leopold, Ashley Fantz, Moni Basu and Faith Karimi – CNN – Thursday, 29 May 2014 (originally published 28 May) (CNN) — A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary […]

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

Ken Auletta – New Yorker – Friday, 16 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) At the annual City University Journalism School dinner, on Monday, Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the New York Times, was seated with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper’s publisher. At the time, I did not give a moment’s thought to why […]

Women who set world media trends

Women who set world media trends

Media Reporter – Media Online – Friday, 21 September 2012 (originally published 17 Sept) Even in countries like the US and Britain, few women head programming, editorial boards, or media houses. But these 10 women haven’t let that stop them from blazing their own trails and redefining the media. Christiane Amanpour (54) is global affairs […]

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Maha Akeel – WNN Opinion (WNN) Jeddah – Social media was abuzz with excitement at Saudi King Abdullah’s recent decision to appoint women to the Shura (consultative) Council and to allow them to vote and run in the 2015 municipal elections. The right to vote and hold public office has been at the top of […]