Blog · JOUR 4250 · Shorter Stories

Women with Words: Female Pioneers in Journalism

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Mayborn School of Journalism hosted the “Women with Words: Female Pioneers in Journalism” panel at the University Union Lyceum on Wednesday, March 21. The panelist included Leona Allen of the Dallas Morning News, Carolyn Barta of the Dallas Morning News, Pulitzer Prize winner and UNT professor Gayle Reaves-King… Continue reading Women with Words: Female Pioneers in Journalism

Blog · JOUR 4250

From Slaves to Criminals

I believe that Netflix’s “13th” is a great documentary to watch to understand how racism is built into the United States’ roots. It is hard to deny that racism still exists in our laws in the United States after watching this film. Even after slavery ended, African American people were still being treated poorly. Racism… Continue reading From Slaves to Criminals

Blog · JOUR 4250

Eating Disorders Stemming from Unrealistic Goals Set by the Media

The advertising industry and the media has distorted how women are perceived by the world. Women’s bodies are edited in an unobtainable and unrealistic way.  As Jean Kilbourne states in Killing Us Softly 4, sometimes four different girls can be pieced together to create one perfect girl in an ad. They are not even using… Continue reading Eating Disorders Stemming from Unrealistic Goals Set by the Media

Blog · JOUR 4250

Content Analysis of Gender in Rock Sound Magazine

Rock Sound covers many music genres and sub genres under the main rock, alternative, metal and punk categories. While the type of music that the magazine covers may be diverse, after analyzing gender representation it is clear that there is a dominant gender group of people Rock Sound covers. The particular issue of Rock Sound… Continue reading Content Analysis of Gender in Rock Sound Magazine

Blog · JOUR 4250

“We Should All Be Feminists”

I first saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk “We Should All Be Feminists” in 2014 when I was a freshman in college in my Gender Studies class. I then heard a snippet of it again in Beyoncé’s “Flawless” around the same time. I’ve come back to watch it a few times since then, before watching… Continue reading “We Should All Be Feminists”