Category Archives: Interviews with Members

During fall 2010, University of Iowa students (14 female and one male) in Pamela Creedon’s Gender and Mass Media class decided they wanted to learn more about the status of women journalists in the media. They had read nearly three dozen essays from women newspaper journalists, editors and executives in their textbook: “The Edge of Change: Women in the 20th Century Press” published in 2009. The students decided they wanted to learn more about women journalists in all media—not only newspapers.

Michele Weldon

“I had my own newspaper when I was 10 called, The Juvenile Journal. I had 50 subscribers and wrote about family and neighborhood news in my monthly newsletter. I always wanted to be a writer and thought that journalism would be a great career. I followed Brenda Starr in the comics and liked Lois Lane better than Superman in the TV show.”

Andrea Stone

“Jill Abramson is editor of The New York Times and Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post and Tina Brown of Newsweek/The Daily Beast head two of the most important digital news sites. There are as many or more women war correspondents as men and women like Judy Bautista at the NY Times are making inroads into sports reporting. So I am optimistic about women’s roles.”