National Press Club

Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership

Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership

June 30, 2014 6:30 PM

Location: Murrow Room


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“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
  • Madhulika Sikka, executive editor for NPR News
  • 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.

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