Welcome to The Cohort

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The Cohort is a newsletter and a community for you — rad women working and kicking ass in digital media.

Fans of those women are welcome here, too. It was founded by Katie Hawkins-Gaar, organizer of Poynter's Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

Why focus on women in digital media? Because there's a massive disparity between the number of women entering the field and those working at the highest levels of the industry. Long-standing issues like pay inequality and sexism in the workplace still exist. And we know from the overwhelming number of talented journalists that apply for the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media that there's a hunger for more training, resources and support for rising women leaders.

Each issue includes thoughts, articles and resources related to women in leadership. The newsletters also showcase the great work you all are producing — featuring a new woman making waves in digital media. Every so often, we'll also bring in guest curators to share their views of the world.

You can subscribe to The Cohort, or follow along on this page. New issues are published every other Thursday.

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    Oh, baby

    The Cohort is Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media.

    I’m turning 31 next week. That means I’m well into my annual routine of overthinking everything and analyzing where I’m at in my life. It’s a real blast.

    This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about children — or rather, the fact that I don’t have any. I don’t feel ready to make that leap just yet. Of course, 31 means that questions from well-meaning friends and family are slowly but surely beginning to mount.

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    Excuse me while I brag a little

    The Cohort is Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media.

    When I first announced this newsletter and invited you to share your accomplishments, the vast majority of responses were from women talking up their wonderful coworkers. (In fact, the badass ladies featured in this email were nominated by their colleague, Jessica Stahl.) It’s not surprising: Many of the accomplished women I know are really good about bragging on others.

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    The cohort just got bigger

    The Cohort is Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media. This is the introductory post.

    Hello! The Cohort is officially here. This is a newsletter, and a community, for you — rad women working and kicking ass in digital media (fans of those women are welcome here, too).

 
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