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Jessica Clark

March 8 is UNESCO's Women Make the News day. This effort encourages news organizations to hand control of the newsroom to women for 24 hours in order to mark International Women's Day. They write: There are only two kinds of journalism — good and bad. Good journalism involves fair and accurate representation and a search for diversity and balanced reporting in subject matter, perspectives and points of view, including those of women. I couldn't agree more--only I was too busy working to pull the next issue together to blog on this topic until the day was nearly done! I look forward to taking a breath and checking out the work of other women around the Web and around the world. If you have the time, take a few minutes to read about the progress that female leaders have made in recent years in OneWorld's latest issue of Perspectives. Check out the history behind Women's History month over at the invaluable Women's eNews. And sample some fresh female voices over at Feministing.

Jessica Clark is a writer, editor and researcher, with more than 15 years of experience spanning commercial, educational, independent and public media production. Currently she is the Research Director for American University’s Center for Social Media. She also writes a monthly column for PBS’ MediaShift on new directions in public media. She is the author, with Tracy Van Slyke, of Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media (2010, New Press).
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