Julie Hollar

Julie Hollar is the managing editor of FAIR's magazine, Extra!. Her work received an award from Project Censored in 2005, and she has been interviewed by such media outlets as the L.A. Times, Agence France-Presse and the San Francisco Chronicle. A graduate of Rice University, she has written for the Texas Observer and coordinated communications and activism at the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. Hollar also co-directed the 2006 documentary Boy I Am and was previously active in the Paper Tiger Television collective.

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A Pakistani police officer stands guard as a health worker marks a child after giving her the polio vaccine in Lahore. (Photo: ARIF ALI / AFP/GETTY) Views
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
The CIA Aided Polio's Comeback, But Media Have Forgotten the Story
Polio had been battled to near-extinction after decades of effort, but this year the WHO confirmed 68 new cases and declared it an international public health emergency. Nearly 80 percent of those cases are in Pakistan. Why is this? According to the New York Times ' Donald McNeil Jr. ( 5/6/14 ), "...
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 3:10pm
Public Confused About Climate Change? It's Everybody's Fault But the Media's
The New York Times reports on the new American Association for the Advancement of Science report on climate change, and wonders whether it will make any difference.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:06am
As Abortion Restrictions Soar, Abortion Coverage Dwindles
Over the past decade, it has gotten much more difficult for women in the United States to access safe and legal abortion services, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute:
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Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 11:42am
When Bigotry Is 'Balance'
As the Supreme Court finished hearing oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases, the Wall Street Journal editorial page ( 3/27/13 ) proclaimed what has become a mantra of the right on this subject: The liberal media frame opponents of marriage equality as bigots.
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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 1:02pm
Missing Latino Voices: Excluded from the Newsroom, Absent from the Conversation
Since 1990, the Latino population in the United States has more than doubled to 16 percent, but English-language U.S. news media outlets are simply not keeping up. While people of color and women have always been underrepresented in U.S. media, Latinos consistently stand out—in the coverage as well as inside the newsroom—for their exceptionally paltry numbers relative to their population size. In coverage
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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:47pm
Wanted (by NYT): One Woman to Represent All Feminists
Over the weekend, the New York Times ( 3/18/12 ) published an article pondering why no one has taken Gloria Steinem's place as ubiquitous spokesperson for women's rights:
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 8:45am
Ignoring Non-Islamic Culprits in Somalia Famine: Hunger From Harmful Aid and Agriculture Policies
As Somalia sank deeper into famine in late summer, with 63 percent of southern Somalia’s population at risk of starvation, U.S. media coverage focused on stories of misery and resilience. Measuring children’s emaciated arms and describing the scraps of dignity people struggled to maintain in refugee camps substituted for investigation of causes, or discussion of remedies beyond appeals for donations.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:56am
Desperate for Democracy in Iraq
The U.S.-based women’s rights group MADRE ( 6/10/11 ) reported that members of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq—its partner organization in Baghdad—and other protesters were brutally beaten and sexually assaulted in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on June 10 by government-sponsored mobs.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:00pm
'Serious’ Republicans vs.‘Starry-Eyed’ Progressives
The budget proposal released on April 5 by Rep. Paul Ryan (R.-Wisc.) includes tax cuts for the wealthy, tax hikes for the middle class, drastic cuts in social spending and a radical restructuring of Medicare that would shift most of the cost of healthcare to seniors.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:41am
In Immigration Debate, Time to ‘Drop and Leave’ Loaded Language
On the first day of the new Congress, Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa) introduced legislation to end the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship—or, as he termed it, “closing the ‘anchor baby’ loophole.” King claimed on CNN (1/7/11) that “as many as a million” of these “anchor babies” would flood the country in 2011. At the same time, five states are pursuing their own legislation to deny birth certificates to children born to unauthorized immigrants.
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