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February 20, 2024

Channeling Black Audiences: Nielsen Study Shows Inclusivity Equals Profitability

Nielsen's Charlene Polite Corley talks about the new study's findings and how an increasingly diverse Black America wants more nuance in media representation. Learn more...
February 09, 2024

Portray Her 2.0: An Analysis of 15 Years of Women in STEM On-Screen, 2007–2022

New Report Available! We partnered with If/Then®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, to produce this report, which refreshes the analysis of STEM characters on-screen by looking at the past five years of TV and film.
December 15, 2023

Wit and Wisdom: Improv Propels Empowerment in The Harnisch Foundation’s ‘Funny Girls’ Program

Jenny Raymond, Executive Director of the Harnisch Foundation, explains how their "Funny Girls" program teaches confidence and leadership skills. Learn more...
December 13, 2023

NBC’s FOUND Live Q&A with Cast and Creators

Don't miss this special live Q&A virtual event, discussing how the hit show is bridging the gap and the disparities between people of color or underrepresented groups having the media attention they deserve when they go missing. Watch the replay online!
December 11, 2023

Making Care Pop: What We See and Don’t See About Caregiving on TV

New Report Available! Caring Across Generations partnered with the Geena Davis Institute to analyze the representation of care, especially aging and disability care, in scripted TV programs from 2021.
December 06, 2023

See Jane 2023: How Has On-Screen Representation in Children’s Television Changed from 2018 to 2022

New Report Available! Read our See Jane 2023 TV Report from our December 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Media event.

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