Live Blog: ‘Journalism as Women’s Work, Past & Present’

Female journalists from around the country are at The Poynter Institute this week for a colloquium inspired by the book, “The Edge of Change: Women in the 21st Century Press.”

Both the colloquium and the book, which contains nearly three dozen essays written by leading female journalists, are aimed at advancing discussions about women’s role in journalism as it relates to the past, present and future.

The colloquium begins Thursday night with a talk from Katharine Weymouth, chief executive officer of Washington Post Media, and will continue throughout the day on Friday.

We’ll live blog the morning’s main sessions, which will include a presentation from the book’s editors — June Nicholson, Wanda Lloyd and Pam Johnson — and a conversation about the obstacles female journalists have overcome, the goals they’ve accomplished and the work that still needs to be done. The book’s editors have pledged the proceeds of the book to Poynter to fund future training opportunities for women.

We hope you’ll follow our live coverage, which began at 9:15 and will end around noon ET. You can also follow the hashtag #womenjourn for related tweets throughout the day.


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