Summer 2017

Where Are the Mothers?

Cover for Summer 2017

In the conversation about how to create more diversity and gender balance in newsrooms, one group has been routinely ignored: mothers. So what are newsrooms doing to retain women who have or plan to have children, to make sure more women stay in the talent pipeline? Not enough, considering the family leave and flexible schedule policies of many news organizations leave much to be desired. If news organizations want to attract and retain millennial journalists, it’s essential that they work to better meet the needs of parents and create better work-life balance for all employees. If they don’t, they risk losing talented, diverse groups of journalists—including young mothers—that are vital to the industry.

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Where Are the Mothers?

By Diversity July 26, 2017

“We’re having a bit of a baby boom,” says Lauren Williams, executive editor of and the mother of an 18-month-old. When the news startup began in 2014, there wasn’t a single parent working at the site. But as … Read more


Telling Indigenous Stories

By Watchdog June 7, 2017

Cree woman Connie Oakes said she was innocent of the murder of Casey Armstrong. She said it when the police failed to produce fingerprints. She said it when they failed to produce DNA evidence. When the jury in the city … Read more


The Ethics of Leaks

By Features July 6, 2017

When longtime investigative journalist David Cay Johnston received two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return in the mailbox of his home in Rochester, New York in March, there were plenty of ways to trace who leaked it … Read more

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