Sponsored by ASU, co-hosted by Klein College and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
About the book
There’s No Crying in Newsrooms tells the stories of remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country over the past four decades. They started out as editorial assistants, fact checkers and news secretaries and ended up running multi-million-dollar news operations that determine a large part of what Americans read, view and think about the world. These women, who were calling in news stories while in labor and parking babies under their desks, never imagined that 40 years later young women entering the news business would face many of the same battles they did – only with far less willingness to put up and shut up.
The female pioneers in There’s No Crying in Newsrooms have many lessons to teach about what it takes to succeed in media or any other male-dominated organization, and their message is more important now than ever before.
About the speaker
Julia Wallace is the Frank Russell Chair at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is an award-winning news industry executive with deep experience in investigative journalism, industry leadership, digital transformation and change leadership. She was the first female editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was named Editor & Publisher Editor of the Year in 2004. She also served as managing editor of USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Arizona Republic and led Cox Media Group Ohio.