Welcome to CGEM: Critics Groups for Equality in Media

Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM) is a professional coalition seeking to improve awareness of the value of women, people of color, LGBTQ and disabled journalists who cover the worlds of film and television. CGEM is currently comprised of five national critics organizations that champion underrepresented yet influential voices in entertainment journalism.

CGEM seeks to improve engagement with studios, networks, PR firms and other entertainment organizations, push for better pay and representation among media outlets on behalf of the groups’ members, and nurture next-generation voices in entertainment journalism.

The following groups are members of CGEM:

African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Features Forum

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA)

Online Association of Female Film Critics (OAFFC)