Women in Media Term Paper by Nicky

Women in Media
An overview of the lives and achievements of four influential women involved in the media.
# 146924 | 2,982 words | 13 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 23, 2011 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Television) , Women Studies (Culture)

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The paper outlines the backgrounds, rise to fame, popularity, influence and achievements of four famous women; Barbara Walters, journalist; Oprah Winfrey, TV hostess; Katie Couric, TV personality and Lucille Ball, comedian. The paper provides photographs of these four women at the conclusion of the paper.

Barbara Walters and her Accomplishments:
Oprah Winfrey and her Accomplishments
Katie Couric and her Accomplishments
Lucille Ball and her Accomplishments

From the Paper:

"Barbara Walters is among the most thriving women in the legacy of TV journalism. Becoming the first woman co-anchor of American Broadcasting Corporation's -- ABC evening news program by accepting an unprecedented $1 million annual salary and bagging almost every award that the media world has to offer, Barbara Walters is the highest paid news hostess with $12 million annual pay packet. Born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, she found herself amidst celebrities from a very early age as her father himself was an owner of a chain of nightclubs and this supposedly contributed to her relaxed attitude while interviewing the rich and famous. An English Graduate from Sarah Lawrence College in New York during 1953, she began her career in journalism becoming the Assistant to Publicity Director and Republican activist McCary of WRCA TV an affiliate of NBC TV. It was here that she honed her writing and production skills and moved on to CBS where she crafted the content for Morning Show, the network's prime time program. ("Barbara Walters Biography (1931-)a", n. d.)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Banting, Erninn. (2007) "Katie Couric" Weigl Publishers Inc.
  • Clarke, Kristin. (2002) "First Among Equals: Barbara Walters on Leadership" Executive Update, Retrieved 21 March, 2009 fromhttp://www.asaecenter.org/PublicationsResources/articledetail.cfm?ItemNumber=13267
  • Hall, Dennis. (2006) "American icons: An encyclopedia of the people, places, and things that have shaped our culture" Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Krinsky, Alissa. (2009) "Katie Couric Talks about her proudest accomplishment" Retrieved 21 March, 2009 from http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cbs/katie_couric_talks_about_her_proudest_accomplishment_82246.asp
  • Kuchinsky, Charlotte. (2007) "Lucy Ball: The Top Comedian of all time" Retrieved 21 March, 2009 fromhttp://www.associatedcontent.com/article/137202/lucille_ball_top_comedian_of_all_time_pg2.html?cat=40

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