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Sunday, October 27 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Feminism and Journalism 50 Years After ‘The Feminine Mystique’

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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Feminine Mystique, we want to explore how feminism is relevant to journalism in 2013. We have won many battles, thanks to the sacrifices of many women. And yet, according to the most recent report by the Women's Media Center, the numbers lag in terms of women in leadership, the number of female bylines in major media, the number of female sources in stories, and the number of females on op-ed pages and as commentators in broadcast media. So is feminism still the best answer for addressing these issues? Is it still as relevant for young female journalists as it was for the women who paved the way for the rest of us? If so, what does feminism offer for today's young journalists? How is it different from the earlier days of the women's movement?

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Megan Kamerick

Producer, New Mexico PBS
I am a former JAWS president and this organization has been been crucial to building my career and my self-confidence. I grew up in Iowa, lived and worked in Milwaukee, San Antonio, New Orleans and now Albuquerque. I must be here to stay because I bought a house last year and became... Read More →

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Jennifer Mattson

Non-Fiction Writer
Jennifer Mattson is a writer, journalist and Grub Street instructor. A former producer for CNN and NPR, she currently writes about and reports on international news, books, yoga, spirituality and travel. Her work has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The... Read More →
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Dori Maynard

Dori J. Maynard is the president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, the oldest organization dedicated to helping the nation's news media accurately, fairly and credibly portray all segments of our society. In its 36-year history, the Institute has trained... Read More →
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Lynn Povich

Lynn Povich is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than 40 years in the news business. She began her career at Newsweek as a secretary. In 1970, she was one of 46 women who sued Newsweek for sex discrimination. Five years later, Povich was appointed the first woman Senior... Read More →
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Peggy Simpson

Independent Reporter and Writer
Peggy Simpson has followed the dramatic evolution of “women’s place” both as a reporter and as a media activist. She worked for the AP for 15 years, covering the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and covering Congress for a decade. She also created an AP beat on the fledgling... Read More →

Sunday October 27, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am EDT

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