Merrill to Host Discussion by Lynn Povich on Women in Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities, 1970-present

Date: 
November 1, 2011

Journalist Lynn Povich, one of the 46 women who sued Newsweek magazine in 1970 for sex discrimination (the first women in media to sue), will visit the College on Tuesday, November 1 to talk about "Women in Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities, 1970-present."

Her talk, from 3:30-4:45 pm in the Eaton Theater of Knight Hall, is part of Dr. Carol Rogers' Women in the Media course, but the discussion is open to all members of the campus community.

Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor in Newsweek's history, has worked on weekly and monthly magazines and on the Internet. She currently serves on the board of the International Women's Media Foundation and co-chairs the advisory board of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.

With her two brothers and George Solomon, she edited All Those Mornings... at the Post, a book of columns written by her father, Shirley Povich. She is now writing a book about the 1970 women's lawsuit against Newsweek.