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Multimedia journalist to discuss feminism

Sarah MirkSarah Mirk, a journalist and editor for Bitch Media, will present “Five Bright Ideas in Feminist Media” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

Mirk will discuss five ideas in current feminist media and illustrate the ideas using powerful art and projects that activist groups have created over the past year in the United States. She will also talk about how journalism and feminism are both dynamic and alive, despite discussions about their decline.

Mirk is a multimedia journalist who focuses on gender, politics and history. Besides working as the online editor for Bitch Media, she writes daily pop culture articles, hosts the podcast Popaganda and runs the magazine’s social media. Previously, Mirk has worked as a staff reporter for The Portland Mercury and The Stranger. She is the author of “Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules,” scheduled to be released this summer. Mirk graduated from Grinnell College in 2008.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Mass Communication Department and Linfield College Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Susan Currie Sivek, assistant professor of mass communication, at 503-883-2521 or ssivek@linfield.edu.