Recognize influential women in the media with annual Iris “Bad A** Women” panel series

February 27, 2014
Badass women in media -2 Photo illustration by Madhuri Borade
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Come out to Open Grounds on March 20 for lunch and to hear media experts discuss the impact of women in the field.

This spring, Iris Magazine of the Women's Center continues its series by focusing on influential women in the media. The event, co-sponsored with the Media Studies Society, will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at Open Grounds. Lunch will be catered by Take it Away, so guests should come with an appetite!

There will be three media experts on the panel. Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor and Chair of the Media Studies Department at U.Va., Andrea Press, Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at U.Va., and Allison Wright, Associate Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Each panel member has a background fitting for this discussion of women in the media. The panelists will each discuss women who they believe to be serious bad a**es in the media and will then answer questions from audience members. We encourage people from every discipline to come out to this event! You don’t need to be a media savant or expert to enjoy the panel’s discussion. Do you have an idea of what it means to be a bad a** woman in the media? Come find out if your idea matches our panelists’. We are seeing more and more women emerge as important players in the media world—help us celebrate them on March 20 with this great event!” In the fall semester, Iris similarly celebrated female athletes and coaches in their “Bad A** Women in Sports” panel. For more on past events related to the series, check out the Iris website. For more information on the panelists and what they will discuss, check back here on Iris Magazine in March for updates!



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