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General Agency Information
Name:Media Watch
Address:P.O. Box 618
Santa Cruz, CA  95061
Primary Phone:831-423-6355
Email Address:info@mediawatch.com
Website:www.mediawatch.com
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:By Appointment
Description:Nationwide nonprofit network to improve media images. Specifically concerned with violent images and traditional sex stereotypes. We do public actions to denounce ads, beauty pageants and other events where sexism, racism and violence is celebrated. We publish action alerts online and encourage people to sign up with their email addresses to receive our updates.
Mission:Our mission is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased information commonly found in the media through education and action. Media Watch endorses media literacy as part of standard curriculum in our K-12 educational system. We provide monthly ACTION newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media. We do not endorse any form of censorship, especially the continued silencing of marginalized groups. Corporate owned media is known to use any image or story to manipulate buying power and sway public opinion, regardless of the harm engendered by their information and images. We believe people's health and safety must always take priority over profit.
Programs:Online Library:
Media Reform
The Best of Web Resources/Links
The New Global Media: Small World of Big Conglomerates (Robert W. McChesney)

The Beauty Industry
What Is Beauty Anyway? (From a speech at a Beauty Pageant Protest by D. A. Clarke)
The Double Standard of Aging (Susan Sontag)

Commercializing Sexuality
Slow Sex: Moving Toward Informed Pleasure (Ann J. Simonton)
The Censored Truth (Ann J. Simonton)

Gender
Rape is Normal (Robert Jensen)
Publications:Media Watch News, online archive
Volunteer Info:We invite community participation.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Open to those who share an interest
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
United States
Funding Source:Donations
Grants
Proceeds from Sales
 
Officials
 

Ann Simonton
Co-Coordinator
831-423-6355

Contact Persons
 

Ann Simonton

Subject Headings
 Adolescents
Media Interest Groups
Political Action/Lobbying Groups
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Videotape/DVD Collections
This record last modified July 18, 2014

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