Search Results for: Kimberly Phillips

Aug 30 2012

Interlocking Directorates

Interlocking Directorates Media corporations share members of the board of directors with a variety of other large corporations, including banks, investment companies, oil companies, health care and pharmaceutical companies and technology companies. This list shows board interlocks for the following major media interests: ABC/Disney | NBC/GE | CBS/Viacom | CNN/TimeWarner | Fox/News Corp. | New York Times Co.Washington Post/Newsweek | Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones | Tribune Co. | Gannett | Knight-Ridder ABC/Disney See the board of directors Boeing Casella Waste Systems CB Richard Ellis Services City National Bank Columbia/HCA Healthcare Doubleclick Edison International FedEx Jenny Craig LM Institutional Fund Advisors […]

Jul 1 2000

Solid Ratings Don’t Protect Progressive Radio Voices

Are 'controversial' and 'mean-spirited' code words for 'left'?

Commercial talk radio, like television punditry, is politically lopsided, dominated by the likes of Dr. Laura Schlesinger and Rush Limbaugh. The airspace for voices that tackle political issues from a progressive perspective even seems to be shrinking; two progressive shows–Pat Thurston of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Chicago’s Mike Malloy–were canceled earlier this year. The February 15 firing of Pat Thurston by Santa Rosa’s KSRO sparked protest rallies and letters to the local paper lamenting the loss of “the voice of Sonoma County” and “the only widely accessible interactive debate on local issues” (Press Democrat, 2/17/00; 2/27/00). Project Censored’s Peter Phillips […]

Nov 1 1995

Invasion of the Magazine Snatchers

The Sassy/'Teen Merger:

Amid teenage girl magazines’ standard fare of earnest advice about boyfriends, self-esteem and cosmetics purchases, Sassy was always a stand-out. Take how Sassy dealt with the issue of flirting. The cover of the September 1994 issue might not have stood out on the newsstand—”How to Flirt Like an Animal” was the main story. But rather than recycle the same age-old drivel about how flirting requires a pleasant laugh, an ability to make small talk, a dose of self-confidence and a modicum of restraint, Sassy gave an extensive description of various types of mating behavior practiced by animals, then detailed their […]

Mar 1 1994

Teaching Censorship

High School Journalism in the Post-Hazelwood Era

In civics classes, high school students are taught that the First Amendment is the foundation upon which political freedom stands. But in their journalism classes, they are frequently taught the opposite lesson, as Hazelwood, a late ’80s Supreme Court ruling that gives principals the power to review and censor high school newspapers, continues to have chilling effects on high school journalism. Issues of free speech in high schools were first considered by the Supreme Court in Tinker vs. Des Moines. The 1969 decision, which concerned students who were suspended for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, ruled that […]

Apr 1 1993

Letters to the Editor

In your piece, “How Seventeen Undermines Young Women” (Extra!, 1-2/93), Kimberly Phillips set out with a thesis and then searched for the facts to support it. Yes, we are a commercially supported magazine, and it is my supposition that Kimberly’s objection to our fashion and beauty stories is that concern with appearance is damaging to women. Yet experimenting with your appearance is one of the ways in which adolescents separate from their parents, and it’s important. Further, fashion, like music, politics, sex, work and health (all of which we regularly cover) is something that many young women are interested in, […]

Jan 1 1993

How Seventeen Undermines Young Women

Harvard professor Carol Gilligan, studying the psychological development of teenage girls in 1988, found that they experience a major drop in self-esteem as they reach adolescence. Only 29 percent of teenage girls said that they “felt happy the way I am,” as opposed to 60 percent of nine-year-old girls. Gilligan suggests that this adolescent crisis in confidence is due to the conflict between the image that a girl has of herself and what society tells her a woman should be like. Seventeen, the most widely read magazine among teenage girls in the United States, claims to “encourage independence” and help […]

Oct 28 1992

Counterspin No. 17: October 28, 1992

A Memo on Campaign Coverage From FAIR

POLLS, PERSONALITIES, AND PRIORITIES: The Sunday, Oct. 25, issue of the Washington Post is a good example of what’s been wrong with mainstream election coverage this year. The lead story is a typical horserace article: “Presidential Race Looks Narrower.” Next to that was an examination of Clinton’s personality: “What Kind of President? On Clinton’s Inner Steel, Candor and Conciliation, the Evidence is Conflicting.” And, below that, a story about Ross Perot’s campaign strategy: “Perot Card’s Wild in Game With New Rules.” But a report of newly released documents showing that James Baker had pushed for loans to Iraq, despite warnings […]