Work We Do

Wendy Norris

“Women play a critical role in leading journalism as they do in any industry or segment of community. But they need to seize leadership opportunities and stop waiting for permission to add to the discussion.”

Melissa Ludtke

“The biggest struggle revolved around having the same access as my male colleagues to interview athletes — if women could not get to the athletes to interview them, then editors could not rely on them to be sent out on a story in which the writer would need them to assist with reporting.”

Julia Kagan

“Women bring a different life experience that may make what they notice about an issue different from what a man notices. Some interview subjects may respond differently to being questioned by a woman.”

Glenda Holste

“My father was a photographer and editor for the Kansas City Star. I literally learned to read from the daily newspapers (two) that came into our house.”

Jeannine Guttman

“The technology is not the challenge. It’s just another tool. Creating and building audience with useful, valuable content – i.e., journalism – is the challenge.”

Melita Garza

“I look forward to the day when a woman heading a news organization is not news. I am also looking forward to a day when minority women will have some of these same opportunities.”

Sandra Fish

“The platforms on which journalism is published will constantly evolve. But the mission of journalism will remain the same: to inform citizens in a democracy, to pursue the truth, to cover the undercovered.”

Dawn Fallik

“It’s a search for news and answers, presented across a variety of publishing platforms. In some ways, journalism has gotten smaller, with hyperlocal coverage, and increasingly micro, with every move covered by Twitter. But we’ve lost a lot of the larger investigative picture.”

Tracy Everbach

“There never was a doubt I would go into journalism. I wanted to write and I wanted to change the world through my reporting.”

Beth Duff-Brown

“I was sexually harassed to the point that I was afraid and humiliated and that pushed me to make a decision that I sometimes regret: Instead of reporting the harassment, I left the paper. The person who harassed me went on to have a huge career at the paper and I’ve never quite forgiven him, or myself for not standing up and reporting him.”

Keely Jade Dakin

“I define equality the same way I define feminism: Feminism is not female supremacy, but the desire to see every woman, man and child define themselves without fear for their physical or mental well being.”

Mary C. Curtis

“We see women becoming journalism leaders. Will they be different as the men who predominated in the past? Who knows? The answer is as individual as the women themselves. But just having more role models and pioneers should make a difference.”

Crystal Carter

“I am a black woman and sometimes I find myself sticking out at journalism conferences and gatherings. Sometimes there are one or two black folks and a handful of woman but I definitely find myself being the minority! Would love for there to be more!”

Jessica Alpert

“Journalism is the art of sharing unbiased information and news, as well as the act of captivating, educating, and enlightening readers/listeners/viewers through vivid and thoughtful storytelling.”

Jo-Ann Huff Albers

“Objectivity is a difficult subject to deal with. Ideally reporters and editors keep their personal feelings out of news reports. Reporting should be factual, balanced, fair and as complete as possible. My approach is to present the facts and let the reader draw conclusions…”