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Seasoned Journo Flouts Beijing, Speaks Truth to New Financial/ Old Political Powers

By Diane Vacca
The once-bustling newsroom of Caijing, China’s premier business news publication, fell silent last month, when the star editor walked out followed by the editorial staff, who resigned en masse. Disagreements over censorship and money ignited as a long-simmering feud between editor Hu Shuli and her publisher, Wang Boming, came to a head in July and finally boiled over in November.…
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Fitness · News

Gay Culverhouse, a Grandmother Who Speaks Truth to NFL Power

By Diane Vacca
Instantly noticeable among the dark suits at the House Judiciary Committee hearing two weeks ago, Gay Culverhouse stood out in her purple dress, but even more for what she said. She hammered the National Football League and its doctors relentlessly, charging that they treat individual football players as “a disposable commodity.” I confess, I don’t follow football. I don’t even…
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Lifestyle

Labor Day’s ambivalent spark

By Diane Vacca
Labor Day is a bittersweet time: Janus-like, the end of summer and the start of the academic year have me looking forward and back at the same time. I don’t want summer to end— night falls sooner and cooler, a sure harbinger of cold, dark winter nights to come, when green turns dry and brown, its life drained into the…
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News · Politics

Why Justice Sotomayor Made me Cry

By Diane Vacca
I really can’t explain why, but my eyes welled up as I watched Sonia Sotomayor take the Judicial Oath on Saturday to become the 111th Justice of the Supreme Court, the third woman and the first Hispanic to sit on that exalted bench. I cheered and applauded as she concluded, flanked by her brother and especially by her mother, the…
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News · Politics

Congratulations, Justice Sotomayor!

By Women's Voices For Change
Today, Judge Sonia Sotomayor became Justice Sotomayor — the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.   WVFC has been watching these weeks before her confirmation with great interest — with news blogs as President Obama chose her and a sharp commentary by Diane Vacca of the deep sexism in the media’s treatment of the third female Justice in history. Late last week,…
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Don’t Celebrate International Women’s Day, Make it Count

By Diane Vacca
by Diane Vacca It’s been a particularly trying day. After hours of wheedling and tweaking, my fancy electronic devices still refused to communicate civilly with each other. Tech support basically threw up its hands and advised me to reinstall the computer’s operating system, a last-ditch resort I’m not ready to adopt. Instead, I’ve turned the clock back more than 30…
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June Cross Tells NOLA’s Story; Chris Quinn Has Competition; Easier Bra for Aging Fingers; Washington Elena Kagan’s New Law School

By Elizabeth Willse
‘New Orleans Is Not A City That People Leave.’ Tonight, on PBS on January 6th, we can learn what June Cross, filmmaker and Columbia University journalism professor, has been doing in New Orleans all this time:  tracing “The Old Man and the Storm.” Cross spent almost two years documenting the struggles of the Gettridge family as they worked  to rebuild…
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