JAWS began the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. These videos, recorded at the annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project, are produced in honor of Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Fran was a leader among women journalists in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, protesting discrimination against women in jobs and assignments. She was president of The Women’s National Press Club at a time when some major journalistic organizations excluded women or limited their participation. The efforts of Lewine and other reporters eventually... read more
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