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GUEST BLOG: Mizzou Alumnae share their favorite things about being a woman in media

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By Micheala Sosby

Micheala Sosby is a junior studying convergence journalism at Mizzou. She is an Audience Engagement Specialist at MizzouRec and recently got a new writing gig at Levo League. Micheala loves caffeine, S’mores PopTarts, Lake Michigan and all things Amy Poehler. 

Being a woman in the media industry comes with a unique set of challenges, whether we like it or not (we don’t always).

GUEST POST: Putting an End to Newsroom Harassment

Tracy Everbach

Tracy Everbach

As women in media, we often face unique threats to our well-being and safety, both in person and online. That’s why we’re hosting Stepping Up Safety: A Panel on Personal Security in the Field and Workplace on October 7. Leading up to the panel, we’ve asked industry professionals to share their stories, advice and personal experiences.

Dr. Tracy Everbach is an associate professor of journalism at the University of North Texas. She worked for 14 years as a newspaper reporter at two different newspapers. She shared her perspective on how students and interns can handle harassment in the workplace.

The 20-year-old intern called me. “I don’t know what to do,” she said.

At her internship, she wanted to learn extra skills. I suggested she shadow another, older journalist. She had spent the day with him.

GUEST POST: Staying Safe While Reporting Abroad

Tina Susman

Tina Susman

As women in media, we often face unique threats to our well-being and safety, both in person and online. That’s why we’re hosting Stepping Up Safety: A Panel on Personal Security in the Field and Workplace on October 7. Leading up to the panel, we’ve asked industry professionals to share their stories, advice and personal experiences.

Tina Susman is a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, based in New York. She started at the Times as its Baghdad bureau chief in January 2007 and remained there until mid-2009.

Before joining the Times, Susman held positions overseas with the Associated Press and Newsday. She’s also worked in London, South Africa, Pakistan, Haiti, West Africa and Asia. In 1994, Susman was kidnapped and held captive for three weeks while on assignment in Somalia. She shared her experiences and advice for reporting in conflict zones abroad.

GUEST BLOG: Six #WCW-worthy writers for your semester reading list

IMG_4546By Delia Cai

Delia Cai is a business fellow at Atlantic Media. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in
May 2015 and has been pining for Shakespeare’s Pizza ever since. To get in touch, send tweets and quality Ariana Grande think pieces to @delia_cai.

While the dust settles from Syllabus Week, I’ve put together a Women in Media reading list of some of my favorite feminist women journalists and writers (I promise there won’t be a pop quiz). And because I know the semester will only get busier, I’ve highlighted short and longer forms of each writer’s work to work around crazy new schedules. So may your fall semester be full, your classes insightful, and your readings just a little more egalitarian.