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Multi-media Studio - New York City, Spring 2012 __________________________


Women in Thought Leadership | Ideas Beyond Borders

8 weeks - 6 Top-Level Media Guests - 2 Idea-Lab Intensives.

Every week: vital perspective and interactive, hands-on practice.

Date: Spring 2012 TBA -- contact us for more details

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: The OpEd Project's midtown Manhattan offices

In this experimental 8-week studio -- designed for women experts across nonprofit, corporate, academic, and public sectors -- you will reshape your ideas across media platforms, under the guidance of the nation's top editors, columnists, bloggers and producers from outlets ranging from to Fox News, from The Daily Show to TED. We’ll explore the ongoing debate around women’s-only media spaces—like HuffPo’s newly launched women’s vertical—and deconstruct the age-old questions for powerful women: what are women’s issues? Do they even exist? How do we balance shoring up solidarity vs. changing hearts and minds?
In this forward-thinking studio, we'll make sense of the full spectrum of traditional and new media and challenge you to hone your ideas in new, more powerful ways - in print, online, via social media, for video, audio and live events. Each session will follow OpEd Project principles of high-intensity interaction, thought experiments, mentorship, hands-on exercises, structured brainstorming and practice sessions. You'll emerge from the seminar with at least one powerful pitch, proposal, or presentation, join (or expand your ties to!) our dynamic OpEd Project community and claim your space as a thought leader.

Women in Thought Leadership Facilitator:

Courtney E. Martin, award-winning author of five books, frequent media commentator, and TED speaker.
Guests (to be confirmed):
Shelby Knox, Women’s Rights Organizing for
Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor of Feministing
Hallie Haglund, writer for The Daily Show
Erica Watson, comedian, playwright
Jehmu Greene, commentator on Fox News
Jamil Smith, Producer, "The Rachel Maddow Show" at MSNBC
Pat Mitchell, CEO and President of The Paley Center
June Cohen, Exec. Producer of TED Media
Majora Carter, Founder of Majora Carter Group

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