The Reynolds Journalism Institute hosted a symposium of female journalists to discuss the issues particular to women in journalism in honor of International Women’s Day at the Missouri School of Journalism.
The panelists talked about how it’s a man’s world, and that’s not limited to journalism. This business is all about learning how to deal with other people: sources, the public and editors. What advantages and disadvantages come to journalists who happen to be women, especially when it comes to dealing with other people?
This is a much-needed conversation, and we’re glad the Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting this type of event to discuss these issues. The entire video is really interesting, so it’s worth a view.
Thanks to RJI Video Producer Travis McMillen, the guy behind the RJI Beatles incident, we’re able to embed the entire video.
Here are the panelists you can see in the video above:
- Mary Kay Blakely, magazine professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the subject of a recent profile in J-School Buzz
- Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, originally from Iran
- Salem Solomon, Missouri School of Journalism, originally from Eritrea
- Monica Villamizar, Al Jazeera English, originally from Colombia
- You Li, doctoral student, Missouri School of Journalism, originally from China