The Gracies

March, 2017

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ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2017 GRACIE AWARDS WINNERS

AMERICA FERRERA, DREW BARRYMORE, SAMANTHA BEE, MARISKA HARGITAY, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AMONG WINNERS TO BE HONORED AT THE 42nd ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS ON JUNE 6

 Local and Student Award Winners to be Honored at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27

Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 2017 – In an already incredible and historic year for women, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) celebrates female luminaries by recognizing their outstanding achievements across new and traditional media platforms. This year’s 42nd annual Gracie Awards Gala, in support of the AWMF’s educational programs and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event will recognize such esteemed honorees as America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee, Mariska Hargitay, Savannah Guthrie, along with some of the most talented women off camera, and touch on issues spanning from immigration to reproduction rights, race relations to women in the workforce. Later in the month, local and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York City.

Sarah Foss, AWMF Chair and ‎Chief Product Officer, Advertising Management Systems, Imagine Communications, said in making the announcement, “If we learned one thing this year, it is that the strength, courage and contributions of women are crucial and necessary components in moving the world forward. As we look to honor women in media, we take pause and recognize the millions of women who are not able to use their voice and creativity to share their message with the world. We hear you. We are you. And we stand beside you. We look forward to another great year and congratulations to the 2017 Gracie Award honorees.”

Vicangelo Bulluck will once again serve as Executive Producer and the event will spotlight prolific women in the industry who continue to lay the groundwork, break down barriers and lead by example in creating equal opportunity for future generations.

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Joni Deutsch

April, 2017

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Title When Title is Due

A few months ago, my public radio station (West Virginia Public Broadcasting) received a wonderful opportunity in the form of a grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (the non-profit corporation created by Congress in 1967 that has now become the largest single source of funding for public media) and PRX (a leading creator and distributor of public media content, talent and technology including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour and Reveal).

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Alliance for Women in Media

February, 2017

Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Board of Directors Inducted

2017 Gracie Awards Chairs Announced

February 16, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) are proud to announce its 2017 National Boards of Directors. Sarah Foss, Chief Product Officer, Advertising Management Systems, Imagine Communications, NY, N.Y., will serve as Chairperson for both organizations.

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Victoria Milko

January, 2017

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People who care

As of the date that I am writing this, the Center to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has reported that there have been 48 journalism deaths in 2016. As alarming as that number might be, it’s far from a comprehensive—just off the top of my head there are three people missing from that list that I met earlier in the year before their tragic deaths.

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Alliance for Women in Media

January, 2017

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Alliance for Women in Media Announces Support for Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21

January 18, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC.) – The Alliance for Women in Media has announced their support for the mission of the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, January 21.

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The Gracies

January, 2017

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Gracie Awards Call for Entries Extended

January 9, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has extended the call for entries for the 42nd annual Gracie Awards to January 19, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern in response to high requests for extensions.

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Joni Deutsch

December, 2016

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Werk’n It

As the year winds down and everyone starts rushing towards the shiny, nebulous possibilities of 2017, I find myself looking back at 2016 and the moments that made me proud to be a woman in public media… as well as the moments that left me thinking, “Huh, we still have a ways to go, don’t we?”
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Alliance for Women in Media

November, 2016

Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media Honors Seven Female Leaders at Women Who Lead Event

 

November 17, 2016 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) hosted the Women Who Lead event Tuesday to a crowd at 10 on the Park in New York City. Keynote speaker Madonna Badger shared her personal story and introduced the room to her mission of #WomenNotObjects.

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The Gracies

October, 2016

The Gracies

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announce 42nd Gracie Awards Call for Entries, Dates for Gala and Luncheon

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2016 – The Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), has opened the call for entries for the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards Gala, June 6, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel and Gracie Awards Luncheon, June 27, 2017 in New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street.

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Rita Cosby

October, 2016

The Gracies

Generations of Gracie

It is call for entries time again for the esteemed Gracie Awards and for me this reminds me of the extraordinary work the Alliance for Women in Media does to honor and embolden women in our fast-paced industry. It also reminds me of a truly special afternoon I shared several months ago with deeply inspiring women from all levels in the business… and all ages. I have been blessed in my decades (yes, decades!) in the broadcasting field to attend many awards ceremonies, but being a part of the Gracies as a presenter and multiple recipient, has been one of the more powerful and profoundly moving times in my career.

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