Why “News with Nipples”? Well, isn’t that what news is about these days?
My name is Kim Powell and I’m a former journalist, now doing a doctorate on young Australian adults, news consumption, and political participation. My research focus is on comedy and social media as sources of news. I submit my thesis this year (2016) and am open to job opportunities outside of academia.
I started this blog seven years ago, commenting on sexism in the news. And other stuff, of course, because it’s a personal blog. As I’ve moved away from the journalism industry, it’s become less about the content of day to day reporting and more about general life stuff. I am still incredibly frustrated by the way journalists continue to write stories about male violence against women that either hides the man (“a woman was attacked at this place” instead of “a man attacked a woman”), or offer excuses for his violence (“he had financial problems/he was upset because she had a new boyfriend”). But lately I haven’t blogged at all. I felt like I was saying the same thing over and over and nothing ever changed. That should change this year as I get this thesis finished.
The News with Nipples has been included in the National Library of Australia’s PANDORA archive:
PANDORA is a selective archive. The National Library and its partners do not attempt to collect all Australian online publications and web sites, but select those that they consider are of significance and to have long-term research value.
In 2011, this blog won Best Commentary Blog in the Best Australian Blogs competition. That’s a lot of blogs in one sentence.
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @newswithnipples.
This is my personal blog. It does not reflect the views of any organisation I work for, have previously worked for, or may work for in the future.