President Barack Obama is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Again. I don’t have anything against the President receiving the honor, but as I read the explanation for that choice, it occurred to me that if those on the panel choosing the honoree were really looking for a symbolic choice, the better one would have [...]
About Joanne Bamberger
Joanne Bamberger is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Broad Side. She is a political and media strategist, author, journalist and “recovering” attorney (formerly known around the blogosphere as PunditMom). She is the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America (Bright Sky Press).
Joanne was awarded the 2013 Advocacy Innovator Award by Campaigns and Elections Magazine for being one of the first proponents of the belief that women online in non-political spaces like “mommy” blogs not only address political and policy matters through their non-traditionally political venues, but also directly and indirectly affect political and policy discussion.
Joanne was named in 2013 by Working Mother Magazine as a “must read” online writer, and as one of their Most Powerful Moms in Social Media in 2011. She was nominated for the Women’s Media Center 2011 Social Media Award. A new media expert and authority on political involvement of women, Joanne has contributed commentary to USA Today, CNN.com, Huffington Post, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, XM Radio POTUS, among others. Joanne speaks frequently to a variety of groups about women, politics, social media and how their confluence is increasing women’s power in all aspects of women’s lives. Joanne is an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent a decade as a radio and television reporter before attending law school. Joanne spent 15 years in private and government practice, including a stint as Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. And, no surprise, you can find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @JLCBamberger! Her journalism “brushes with greatness” as a cub reporter many years ago included interviews with Henry Kissinger AND Aldo Cella (but not at the same time)!
I wish we didn’t need to keep thinking about the topic of how gun violence seems to be so intertwined with how we as Americans think about, or don’t think about, mental health and the treatment of mental illnesses in our country. I wrote the following article at Politics Daily after former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby [...]
I’m not quite sure which feminist wave I fall into, but I am one. I’m proud to say that even though there are many young women these days who often start their sentences with, “I’m not a feminist, but …” But I believe in equal pay for equal work. But I think women can do [...]
Mayday! Mayday! Watch out! There is a “fiscal cliff!” We’re headed straight for it! It will be the ruin of all America! Just as soon as the 2012 presidential election was over, media outlets had a huge vacuum to fill and nothing to fill it with, at least that’s what I have to assume since [...]
There are always hurt feelings after big elections. People on both sides are invested in their views and candidates, especially in our world of 24/7 media that whips us all into a frenzy so that we can hardly see straight when it’s all over. But no one likes a sore loser. And some high profile [...]
I’ve gotten used to being scoffed at when it comes to my political bona fides. Because the word “mom” is in the name of my site, I’m often dismissed as someone who isn’t focused on current events, our political climate or electoral events. I’m a mother, so I must only be interested in what time [...]
Ever since Bill Clinton famously donned some cool shades and riffed on his saxophone during his presidential campaign, the power of candidates using non-traditional campaign outlets has been clear. Want to woo young voters? Slow jam with Jimmy Fallon. Want to win suburban women? Hang out with the ladies of The View or have the [...]
Did anyone have a dating “talk” with you when you were a kid? I don’t mean “THE” talk; I mean a chat about things like how you should expect to be treated on a date — what is and isn’t OK for a person to say to you or do to you that have nothing [...]
The blogosphere loves a good meme. Who doesn’t like a little Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling (especially that feminist Ryan Gosling!) or some bad-ass Texts from Hillary. They’re good fun with a grain a truth — women’s collective love for both the hunky actor and the Secretary of State many of us want to run for [...]
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- The Doubled Edged Sword of Murder Charges Against Ariel Castro May 21, 2013
- What is REALLY Important to Military Families May 21, 2013
- College Debt Has a Female Face May 20, 2013
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