By Alison Ryncarz
Throughout this conference I learned that it was a good idea to have no expectations of what you’re going to learn in these seminars. Sometimes, like this time, I was pleasantly surprised by what I experienced from this speaker.
Professor Harriet Brown is a professor in the Newshouse School of Communications. Bright, personable and quite funny, Brown’s main purpose for this lecture was to ignite some discussion on the role of women in magazines.
Many of the students in the room were very adamant about how women are discriminated against in the workroom. It never occurred to me the kind of inequality that existed in this industry, but hearing some eye-opening stats from Brown made me walk out of there with an entirely new respect for female journalists who, in the face of discrimination, have won awards for their work.