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Pediatricians Update Guidelines for Children's Screen Time

HEALTH | Oct 24
To keep up with fast-changing technology, the American Academy of Pediatrics is out with updated guidelines for media use by young children.

Pussy Riot's MediaZona Partners With The Guardian

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Guardian's New East network and Russia's MediaZona, the news network founded by Pussy Riot members, have formed a partnership to syndicate reporting about Russia's prison system.

Aussie Paper Criticized for Headline About 'Shemale' Murder Victim

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 7
An Australia newspaper has gone 'down-under,' hitting below the belt with by referring to a murdered transgender woman as a 'she-male' and a 'ladyboy,' causing a wave of outrage from readers.

Women Missing From the Movies, Says Geena Davis

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
The results are in from her extensive study, says Geena Davis: women and girls are few and far between in films, and those there have no job other than to be thin and pretty.

Lea DeLaria Puts 'Spotlight on Diversity' in LGBT Media Panel

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 15
Lea DeLaria will join other LGBT actors and creators on August 17 in Los Angeles when The Box Scene Project and BAYCAT hold their "Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation."

Media Taken in By Dutch "Gay-Only" Village Hoax

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 20
Dutch and foreign media were taken in by an elaborate hoax regarding the construction of a "gay-only" village outside of Tilburg.

Russia State News Agency Gets Controversial Chief

INTERNATIONAL | By Laura Mills | Dec 9
President Vladimir Putin appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin’s intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative views.

Public Ignores Complaints About Shep Smith News Blackout

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Nov 2
A Gawker item that outed a media celebrity has inspired one of those cycles of accusations and counter-accusations unique to media that cover media, which appears to be of interest only to other members of the media.

Lily Tomlin to Host Women’s Media Center 2013 Awards

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
The Women’s Media Center has tapped Lily Tomlin to host the 2013 Women’s Media Awards on Oct. 8 in New York City.

Media Study: More Pro Views on Same-Sex Marriage

NATIONAL | By David Bauder | Jun 17
Around the time the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the same-sex marriage issue, news reports had more comments from supporters than opponents, a study released Monday concluded.

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