When I was growing up in Rockford, Illinois, the after-school ritual of snacking on microwave popcorn while watching “Gilmore Girls” was a sacred one. I don’t mean to invoke the cliché that’s so often trotted out by women my age in the journalism industry so early on this essay, but the series spanned a time period in my life (2000-2007) in which I became the journalist I am today.
The more I’ve pondered my place in this industry, the more I’ve considered the role that Rory Gilmore had in inspiring me as a young journalist. The way she assumed leadership roles with such grace and ease is something that hasn’t been portrayed much in popular culture, as so aptly noted by Marin Cogan in this report from New York Magazine’s “The Intelligencer”. Read more