The AEJMC will host a an online lunchtime chat about the phenomenon of women journalists leaving newsrooms Thursday, Jan. 21, noon to 12:45 p.m. (EST).
Several women in prominent roles at newspapers — Kelly Davenport of the News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.); Sara Bondioli of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Rachel George of the Star-News (Wilmington, N.C.); and Laura Lane of the Herald Times (Bloomington, Ind.) — will be joined by moderator and educator Scott Reinardy.
Reinardy, an assistant professor in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, recently authored “Female Journalists More Likely To Leave Newspapers” in the AEJMC’s Newspaper Research Journal.
Reinardy reports in the article that women journalists are far less likely to feel professionally accomplished in their jobs, and far more likely to feel exhaustion and burnout leading to departures, than their male counterparts.