Thursday, August 1, 2013

Women Journalists in the Windy City: Still Working the Issues

Up today:  A report in the Chicago Reader marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Chicago chapter of the Association of Women Journalists, reflecting on the reasons for its founding (sexual harassment by sources and colleagues, unreasonable pressures on moms, gender influences on assignments) and assessing if/how things are better today.  A mixed bag, says the article.  Very mixed.  It's a good read about women in journalism and where they are today in a city long-known for bold newsgathering and scrappy reporting.