LSU Manship School to Host Co-Author of “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What it Takes to Lead”

January 15, 2020

Baton Rouge, LA – The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host Senior Associate Dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Kristin Grady Gilger for an event to discuss the book she co-authored with Julia Wallace.

In “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What it Takes to Lead,” Gilger and Wallace tell the stories of women who broke through a multitude of barriers at media organizations around the country over the last four decades. As we enter a new era of young women in media that are much less willing to put up and shut up, the female pioneers in the book share the many lessons about what it takes to succeed in media or any other male-dominated organization.

Gilger, a former editor for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, spent the first twenty years of her career as a reporter and editor at newspapers that include The Arizona Republic and the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She currently directs the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and the National Center on Disability and Journalism. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism from the University of Nebraska.

“The Reilly Center is excited to have Ms. Gilger joining us to discuss the importance of her book’s message,” said LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs director Dr. Jeneé Slocum. “We continue to see women underrepresented in leadership in most industry sectors, including media and politics. This is an opportunity to expose Manship School students, who are mostly women, to the challenges and successes of women who rose to the highest levels in journalism.”

The event is scheduled for Jan. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Manship School’s Journalism Building at 144 Field House Drive on the campus of Louisiana State University. Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve your seat by COB Monday, Jan. 27. The event can also be livestreamed on the Manship School’s YouTube channel.

Parking is available at the Union Square Garage, which can be accessed from East Campus Drive. Visitor parking is available on the second, third, and fourth floors of the garage for $1.50 per hour on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs is partnership-driven, action-oriented and dedicated to exploring contemporary issues at the intersection of mass communication and public life. Its interdisciplinary approach draws together experts from diverse fields to advance research and dialogue. The intent is to inspire our communities to think deeply, take action, develop solutions and broaden knowledge. Underlying the Center’s endeavors is to strengthen and advance the Manship School’s national and state leadership in media and politics.

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree.