Women in journalism meetup

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jenifer McKim of Boston University; Nicole Vap of KUSA/9News Denver; Kavya Sukumar of Hearken
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 11:30am
  • Location: Del Mar
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will be an off-the-record discussion about being a woman in journalism. 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

  • Jenifer McKim is a senior investigative reporter at WGBH's New England Center for Investigative Reporting and a professor at journalism at Boston University. She is a multimedia reporter focusing on topics including child welfare, sex trafficking and criminal justice. Her radio and print stories have received multiple awards, including a 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2011 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Follow her at @jbmckim.

  • Kavya Sukumar is a developer-journalist at Hearken working on tech for the audience engagement space. She was an Opennews fellow in 2015 and has worked at Vox.com and The Palm Beach Post. Follow her @kavyaSukumar.

  • Nicole Vap is the Director of Investigative Journalism at KUSA in Denver and with TEGNA. Nicole leads a team of award winning reporters and producers who investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime, and scams both in Denver and across the country. Nicole and her 9Wants to Know team have been recognized with an IRE Award in 2019, a Columbia duPont Silver Baton in 2011, and National Edward R. Murrow award and a Sigma Delta Chi in 2018.

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