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  • Leadership

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    Women dominate journalism schools, but newsrooms are still a different story

    Margaret Sullivan remembered standing in front of a class of Northwestern University journalism students. She noticed the difference there from the newsroom meetings she had led in previous years.

    Her class of 20 had just three or four men. But in her decades-long career as a journalist and editor, she had become accustomed to news meetings with a dozen men and, at best, one other woman.

  • Career

    Article

    This viral news editor quit her job to become a freelance illustrator

    “I started to think about what it would be like to not live in survival mode and what it meant like to really live...I’m gonna take this huge risk and see what happens.”

    Throughout her career, Hannah Bae built her own safety nets to take risks throughout her career: first by moving to Seoul straight from college, to navigating press relations in Korean government, and most recently, by quitting a cushy job at CNN Money to pursue freelance writing and illustration. Poynter spoke to Bae about the decision to write a new chapter of her professional and personal life.

  • Career

    Article

    This Chicago TV anchor quit his job to become a Lyft driver and podcaster

    “Why would this news anchor from a major market quit his job to drive Lyft? It just doesn’t make sense.”

    Anthony Ponce realizes how it looks to fellow journalists. Ten years into his career as an anchor for NBC Chicago and four months after his son was born, he decided to quit his successful anchor and reporter job at NBC Chicago and embark on his own journey.

  • Career

    Article

    This 23-year-old asks the White House tough questions for one of America's most conservative networks

    Trey Yingst was born during the Clinton administration, and he's covering Trump's.

    When the White House holds press briefings, the 23-year-old is often among the youngest people in the room. He stands alongside veterans such as Glenn Thrush, April Ryan and Jim Acosta as they all try to wrangle answers out of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Yingst frequently does.

    And he works for one of the most conservative news organizations in the White House press corps.

  • Career

    Article

    'I walked out of the room': Journalists react to Omarosa Manigault's appearance at NABJ

    Journalists at this week's National Association of Black Journalists conference turned their backs on White House aide Omarosa Manigault during a panel on police brutality Friday.

    The panel discussion, which saw Manigault spar with Bounce TV’s Ed Gordon, at times ran afield of the topic at hand, drawing exclamations and applause from the audience. Some journalists walked out before it concluded.

    https://twitter.com/tvanita/status/896105638287228929

  • Career

    Article

    Jim Kirk to leave the Chicago Sun-Times

    Jim Kirk, the editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, is leaving the newspaper to join Tronc, the parent company of longtime Sun-Times competitor the Chicago Tribune.

    The news comes just weeks after the Sun-Times was acquired by a group led by businessman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor.

    Kirk will be senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Tronc, the digital content and commerce division of Tronc.

 
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