Stephanie Mackley’s CNN/YouTube Presidential Debate Media Critique

Independent Media Producer and Vlogger: Lessons I learned from having my question asked – then reframed, then dodged – on the CNN/YouTube presidential debate
by Stephanie Mackley
Women in Media and News

On Monday, vlogger and independent media producer Stephanie Mackley’s question about energy consumption was posed to the Democratic candidates during the CNN/YouTube presidential debate.

After Jennifer L. Pozner wrote about Mackley’s question in her WIMN’s Voices critique of the pitfalls and possibilities of using new media tools to affect the tone and content of standard corporate media scripts, Women In Media & News invited Mackley to record a guest vlog post about how her fifteen minutes of participatory-democracy-fame came to be, what she thought about CNN’s and YouTube’s selection criteria for debate questions, why she was motivated to ask the candidates about policy positions that could impact national energy consumption, whether she was satisfied with the politicians’ answers, her reaction to Anderson Cooper’s ironic reframing of her question away from political policy and collective accountability and onto individual “personal sacrifice,” and what advice she has for other women who may be interested in video blogging. —>

CNN Debate Illuminates Positives and Pitfalls
by Jennifer L. Pozner
The Huffington Post

On Saturday, I’ll be discussing ways that women who blog can impact election coverage, as part of a BlogHer conference session titled, “Earn Our Votes: What Questions Do Women Bloggers Want Candidates to Answer in Election 2008?” (For more details on this session, see my previous post about the session, and also the BlogHer program description.) —>

Women Are Half of All Bloggers – But Media Aren’t Noticing
by Jennifer L. Pozner
The Women’s Media Center

If you get your news from, well, the news media, you can be forgiven if you didn’t know that nearly 800 women gathered in Chicago last weekend for the third annual convention of BlogHer, an online community of more than 13,000 blogging women diverse in age, ethnicity and political persuasion. According to a search of the Nexis news database, only three Chicago newspapers covered the conference, as if this national assemblage of women writers and videographers were simply a local story. Not one national network or cable news broadcast deigned to mention it. —>

compiled by Rob McCausland
Alliance for Community Media

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