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Mar 3, 2011
via The Great Debate UK

Progress, but women journalists not home free

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Linda Kay is a former sportswriter with the Chicago Tribune (and the first woman to write sports for the paper), an associate professor and chair of the journalism department at Concordia University in Montreal. She is author of a forthcoming book called “The Sweet Sixteen” about a group of groundbreaking women journalists in Canada. The opinions expressed are her own. Thomson Reuters is hosting a live blog on March 8, 2011, to mark International Women’s Day.

My students are often surprised to learn that one hundred years ago, women were working as journalists in Canada. According to the 1911 census, some 70 women across the country were categorized as “journalists, editors and reporters.”

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      "A former sportswriter with the Chicago Tribune (and the first woman to write sports for the paper), Linda Kay is an associate professor and chair of the journalism department of Concordia University in Montreal, where she researches pioneering female journalists. She has written and reported for newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Canada, including the Globe and Mail, London Free Press, The (Montreal) Gazette, Chatelaine and Newsweek. She is the author of a forthcoming book called "The Sweet Sixteen" about a group of groundbreaking women journalists in Canada."
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