Editor’s Note: The genesis for this story comes from a shocking lack of women in sports journalism roles. That’s sadly well known. It became clearer to me, personally, in the fall when reading coverage of the Seattle Seahawks, particularly some online posts that aggregated coverage of the team.
A few years ago, the idea that podcasts would make the news would have seemed laughable. At that point, a majority of Americans had no idea what a podcast was. Those who did know thought of them as vaguely geeky or the preserve of public radio fans, or both.
December 6th, 2012 • Quill Archives
Is J-School Necessary? A View From Across the Pond
When I entered journalism in late 2001, I was a career changer. I’d spent my 20s working in industries such as publishing and Web design, hoping to settle into a long-term career relationship. But nothing clicked. I dallied. I dithered. My father had been a journalist all his life, working first in print and then in radio at the BBC.
If you’d told me a year ago that I would soon be hosting a podcast, I wouldn’t have believed you. But earlier this year I became a Tow-Knight fellow in CUNY’s entrepreneurial journalism program. It was while studying in that supportive environment, immersed in entrepreneurial culture, that I incubated and produced the first few episodes of my podcast on women and work, “The Broad Experience.”