Women's Media Center Announces Next Class of 2010 Progressive Women's Voices Media and Leadership Training Program

WMC Announces Next 2010 PWV Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:

Jamia Wilson, Vice President of Programs
Women's Media Center
(212) 563-0680
jamia@womensmediacenter.com

WOMEN'S MEDIA CENTER ANNOUNCES NEXT CLASS OF 2010 PROGRESSIVE WOMEN'S VOICES MEDIA AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

Women's Media Center is thrilled to announce the next class of its 2010 Progressive Women's Voices (PWV) media and leadership training program. Now in its third year, PWV continues to be one of the most elite programs in the country, training and mentoring issue experts and emerging commentators.

"Media is a fundamental element of our democracy, yet women make up just 19% of experts in the news media. With the 2010 elections just around the corner, the Women's Media Center is working to ensure that broadcast, print and online commentators represent the diversity of our nation," said WMC President Jehmu Greene. "By amplifying the voices of the extraordinarily accomplished thought leaders selected for the program we are changing the conversation in the media."

Participants in the next class include experts in women's economic empowerment, human rights, gender and race, public policy, electoral strategy, reproductive justice, media literacy, feminist theology, and pop culture. These women are journalists, organizers, health care providers, and academics, and reflect diversity generally absent from mainstream media coverage. The new class joins more than 70 Progressive Women's Voices alumnae, forming a roster of media-trained women who are visibly and powerfully commenting on the important issues of the day.

With Progressive Women's Voices and SheSource - a database of more than 500 women experts - WMC has become the go-to resource for editors, reporters, producers, and bookers seeking expert sources and commentators. PWV alumnae have achieved more than 5,000 media hits in national media outlets including The New York Times, Fox News, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, and hundreds more. To learn more about Progressive Women's Voices, please visit our website (http://womensmediacenter.com)

To speak with Women's Media Center President Jehmu Greene about Progressive Women's Voices, please contact Jamia Wilson, (212) 563-0680, jamia@womensmediacenter.com

Application information and deadlines for the next class will be posted on our website in the coming weeks. For more information, or to apply for the program, visit our website at http://womensmediacenter.com.