In this lecture, Julia Wallace discusses her book, There’s No Crying in Newsrooms, which 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 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.
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.