Press Forward and the Newseum Institute’s Power Shift Project present a two-part conversation on creating equality in newsrooms. The discussion will focus on ending sexual harassment, redefining respect, newsroom leadership and how to create good managers.
NPR’s “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly and The Atlantic contributing editor Alison Stewart will moderate the conversations.
Press Forward was founded by current, former, and aspiring female journalists who were impacted by powerful men in media whose misconduct has been publicly exposed. Sharing our stories was just the beginning; Press Forward was born out of a desire to affect change in an industry where we began our careers and find concrete solutions to the problems the industry is facing today. Our mission is to develop solutions that will change the media industry so that newsrooms are safe, inclusive, and fair for all women. We are comprised of award-winning TV and print journalists, CEOs, lawyers, non-profit professionals, and management consultants.
Press Forward Partners: International Women’s Media Foundation, Poynter Institute, TimesUp, Newseum, The Purple Campaign, and The National Press Club Journalism Institute.
The Newseum Institute’s Power Shift Project is a major new initiative on behalf of women in the news industry. The project’s goal is workplace integrity, defined as eliminating sexual harassment and producing opportunity, especially for those who have historically been underrepresented in media’s most powerful roles. The project was launched with the groundbreaking Power Shift Summit held at the Newseum in January 2018 with participation from more than 130 news industry leaders, editors, reporters, educators and advocates in a solutions-based discussion about how media organizations are dealing with emerging cases of sexual misconduct, and what systemic changes are needed for the future. The Power Shift Project provides training, education, and resources to a wide variety of audiences, while also raising public awareness and support for building workplace cultures that support diversity, inclusion and equality.
The Newseum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. The Institute includes the First Amendment Center, NewseumED, the Religious Freedom Center and the Power Shift Project. The Newseum Institute is a 501 © (3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, The Freedom Forum.