Join us for a live taping of Global Journalist in honor of International Women's Day.
Throughout modern history female journalists have played prominent roles in newsrooms around the world, but they have often been restricted by customs and laws. What challenges do female journalists face around the world, and what role do they play at newspapers, magazines and on radio and TV? The panelists, who represent different regions of the planet, will discuss their experiences as women in journalism.
event, which is co-sponsored by Workforce of Women, will take place in the Fred W. Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism
Institute. Come join the conversation, and
pose your own questions to panelists.
conversation will be broadcast live on KBIA (91.3 FM), and a reception will follow the taping.
A special edition of the Global Journalist magazine featuring stories of female journalists from around the world will be released in conjunction with this event. Free copies will be available to all audience members.
Salem Solomon: In her home country of Eritrea, Solomon graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communications. She worked for more than two years as a producer and anchorwoman for the English-language newscast of Eri-TV, the nation’s largest television network. In Columbia, Solomon hosts and produces Africa Talks, a talk show on Columbia Access Television. She also works in the International Programs Office at the University of Missouri.
Li is a PhD student at MU’s journalism school. Before coming to the
United States, she worked as a reporter for the legal and political beat
of a daily newspaper in Dalian, China. She was also editor-in-chief for
two years for her university newspaper in Shanghai, where she also
founded the school’s first student journalism association.
Mary Kay Blakely: A contributing editor to Ms. magazine since 1981 and former Hers columnist for The New York Times, Professor Blakely teaches writing courses in MU’s journalism school. Her essays on social and political issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, LIFE and Vogue.
And joining the conversation by Skype:
Mónica Villamizar is a Colombian reporter for Al Jazeera English who has covered the Chile mining story, the conflict in Colombia and the Haiti earthquake, among others.
Golnaz Esfandiari is a senior correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She previously worked in RFE/RL ‘s Central Newsroom as head of the Asia Desk and before that, as a correspondent covering developments in Iran and Afghanistan. Born in Tehran, Golnaz's writing has focused on politics, human rights, and social issues in Iran and Afghanistan
Lee Wilkins is a professor at MU's journalism school. Wilkins studies and teaches media ethics, and she discusses media issues on the weekly broadcast of KBIA's Views of the News. She has received multiple teaching awards, and before academia Wilkins worked as a newspaper editor and reporter.
When & Where
Global Journalist tells the storytellers' story about international news. Based out of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, Global Journalist produces a weekly public radio show and a print magazine, which both feature international news from the perspective of journalists stationed across the globe. Global Journalist also reports on the state of press freedom around the world.