San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership”
The National Press Club Journalism Institute will partner with The Poynter Institute on a forum focused on the current conversation about newsroom culture as it pertains to women, which was invigorated by the firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.
The program will include an examination of gender and newsroom culture and will encourage positive action to expand the influence of women leaders.
Panelists from across journalism and media leadership include:
- Carolyn Ryan, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times
- Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic and former president of the American Society of News Editors
- Lynette Clemetson, director of editorial initiatives at NPR
- Rachel Smolkin, managing editor of Politico
- Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president of news for McClatchy Newspapers.
- Kelly McBride, Poynter’s vice president of academic programs
- Jill Geisler, senior faculty for Poynter’s leadership and management division, will moderate.
“Forty years after women began entering newsrooms in substantial numbers, it’s urgent to address the challenges women face in achieving parity in the newsroom,” said Barbara Cochran, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
“I’m excited that Poynter and The National Press Club Journalism Institute are working to move the discussion forward about where women leaders are in journalism today and how to transform and improve their opportunities in the future,” said Tim Franklin, president of The Poynter Institute.
Registration is required. $5 members;$10 non members.
All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.
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National Press Club Journalism Institute
The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, house the records of the history of journalism in the nation’s capital and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.
Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.