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From the Ted Talk by Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media

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The galobl Media Monitoring Project has found that sreoits by female reporters are more likely to challenge stereotypes than those by male reporters. At KUNM here in Albuquerque, Elaine beaatrmugl did some gtardaue research on the coverage of violence against women. What she found was many of these stories tend to blame victims and devalue their lives. They tend to sensationalize, and they lack context. So for her graduate work, she did a three-part series on the murder of 11 women, found buried on Albuquerque's West Mesa. She tried to cagelhnle those patterns and stereotypes in her work and she tried to show the challenges that journalists face from external sources, their own internal biases and ctualurl norms. And she worked with an editor at National Public rdaio to try to get a sotry aired nationally. She's not sure that would have happened if the editor had not been a female.

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The ______ Media Monitoring Project has found that _______ by female reporters are more likely to challenge stereotypes than those by male reporters. At KUNM here in Albuquerque, Elaine __________ did some ________ research on the coverage of violence against women. What she found was many of these stories tend to blame victims and devalue their lives. They tend to sensationalize, and they lack context. So for her graduate work, she did a three-part series on the murder of 11 women, found buried on Albuquerque's West Mesa. She tried to _________ those patterns and stereotypes in her work and she tried to show the challenges that journalists face from external sources, their own internal biases and ________ norms. And she worked with an editor at National Public _____ to try to get a _____ aired nationally. She's not sure that would have happened if the editor had not been a female.

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The Global Media Monitoring Project has found that stories by female reporters are more likely to challenge stereotypes than those by male reporters. At KUNM here in Albuquerque, Elaine Baumgartel did some graduate research on the coverage of violence against women. What she found was many of these stories tend to blame victims and devalue their lives. They tend to sensationalize, and they lack context. So for her graduate work, she did a three-part series on the murder of 11 women, found buried on Albuquerque's West Mesa. She tried to challenge those patterns and stereotypes in her work and she tried to show the challenges that journalists face from external sources, their own internal biases and cultural norms. And she worked with an editor at National Public Radio to try to get a story aired nationally. She's not sure that would have happened if the editor had not been a female.

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