IRE Commons - Diversity Track: Women in the newsroom (IRE Commons sponsored by Facebook)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Vicky Nguyen of NBC News; Amy Julia Harris of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Myriam Masihy of Telemundo 51; Christina Jewett of Kaiser Health News
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 10:15am
  • Location: Veiltail
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will be an off-the-record discussion about being a woman in the newsroom. Some topics we'll bring up will include: negotiating your pay and the pay gap, balancing family and work, challenges and advice on climbing the ladder, dealing with sexist accusations about your reporting and pushing back when you know you have a good story. 

Speaker Bios

  • Jewett is a senior correspondent with the Kaiser Health News enterprise team, where she recently worked on a story about deaths at surgery centers with the USA TOday Network. She spent seven years with CIR/Reveal, where she worked on an IRE-award winning series uncovering graft taxpayer-funded drug rehab, spurring arrests and the closure of scores of centers. She and two colleagues won a 2011 George Polk Award. She previously worked at ProPublica and the Sacramento Bee.

  • Amy Julia Harris is a reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, covering vulnerable communities. Her series with Shoshana Walter on work camps masquerading as drug rehab centers was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. She was a 2017 Livingston Award finalist for her investigation into the lack of government oversight of religious day cares. Harris previously was an education reporter at The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. @amyjharris 

  • Myriam Masihy is an investigative reporter for Telemundo 51 and NBC6 South Florida. Myriam launched the consumer investigative unit “Telemundo 51 Responde” in 2014 and later the “Telemundo 51 Investiga” brand. She is also part of the “NBC6 Investigators” and “NBC6 Responds” team. Her work with Telemundo 51 and NBC6 have led to tougher wage theft laws in Miami-Dade county as well as changes in the way a popular plastic surgery is performed to make it safer. @myriamT51

  • Vicky Nguyen is an investigative & consumer correspondent for NBC News. Her award-winning reporting has led to multiple state and federal investigations and to changes in national policies. Vicky's work has been recognized with a National Emmy, the duPont Columbia Award, the Gerald Loeb Award for Business & Financial Journalism, 3 Gracies, & 2 Sigma Delta Chi awards. Her favorite part of investigative journalism is seeing the impact of the reports. @VickyNguyenTV

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