Vermont Commission on Women leaders from Vermont’s political, business, and nonprofit sectors signed an open letter from Vermont Has Her Back calling on the state’s press corps to reflect on the way women in politics are covered and to address gender bias in journalism.
Thursday evening April 1 VTDigger and Vermont Has Her Back present this free event exploring diversity, representation and equity in our state’s news media. Rebecca Traister, author of New York Times best-sellers, Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies, and the award-winning book Big Girls Don’t Cry provides the keynote address, focusing on how women’s rage–and disruption to power structures–are received in media and politics. A panel follows, moderated by Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm and featuring Anne Galloway, founder and executive director of VTDigger; Candace Page, editor at Seven Days; Sarah Ashworth, VPR’s vice president of news; Eva McKend, congressional correspondent for Spectrum News and former anchor for WCAX; and Natalie Silver, the co-author of Vermont Has Her Back. This event will be held live over zoom in a webinar format and livestreamed on the VTDigger homepage and YouTube channel. Registration, while not required, will enable attendees to participate in the event, ask questions and receive event reminders.