#MeToo for Journalists: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going?
The Newswomen’s Club of New York recently hosted an intimate discussion on covering the #MeToo movement and its impact in the newsroom and beyond. More than 100 people attended the talk April 5 at the New York Times, which featured the Times’ Gender Editor, Jessica Bennett and Jezebel’s Editor-in-Chief, Koa Beck. Meredith Mandell, vice president of the Newswomen’s Club, moderated the impactful discussion, which touched on topics including the stories behind the headlines from covering the #MeToo movement and the journalism industry's efforts to grapple with systemic and pervasive problems with sexual harassment. After the discussion, all attendees received a signed copy of Bennett’s book, “The Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace.”
The Newswomen's Club of New York celebrated excellence in journalism at its 80th annual Front Page Awards on Nov. 9.
Guests representing some of the most respected media organizations in the business attended the black tie gala to honor outstanding work from newswomen over the last year.
The event paid tribute to immediate past President Toni Reinhold, who received a special award for outstanding service to the club.
The Front Page Awards 2017 winners included Jenni Monet, who won Journalist of the Year for her coverage of the Standing Rock Protests for various news outlets, while Selam Gebrekidan of Reuters won the Marie Colvin Award For Foreign Correspondence for her coverage of the international refugee crisis. Juju Chang, host of ABC's "Nightline," received the Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement.
FRONT PAGE AWARDS PHOTO GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND AUCTION IN FOCUS
The Newswomen's Club of New York's Annual Spring Photography Show and Auction showcases the work of some of the best photojournalists in the news business. More than 30 photographers were represented at this year's event, held May 10, 2017 at the Ukrainian Institute of America, a culture and arts center.
(Photos by Gareth Smith)