What's Next for #MeToo and Women in the Media?
Rebecca Blumenstein, Mona Charen, Shannon Van Sant, Adrienne Green, Katie Couric, and Susan Page discuss women in the media and #MeToo at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 28.
News reporters have covered the #MeToo movement since it gained ground one year ago. But journalists haven’t just written about the movement, some have experienced sexual harassment and violence themselves. In this episode, a group of leading female journalists share their personal stories and discuss how newsroom culture must shift. What concrete steps can the industry take to serve women currently working as journalists and the next generation of writers? Speakers include Katie Couric, Mona Charen, Adrienne Green, Shannon Van Sant, Susan Page, and Rebecca Blumenstein.
Learn more about the topics discussed in this episode below.
- Katie Couric’s Nat Geo show: Gender Revolution
- Shannon Van Sant’s organization: Press Forward: Changing Culture in Newsrooms
- Mona Chernan’s book: Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense
- New York Times story about Bill O’Reilly harassment settlements
- New York Times story about the Ford Motor Company and sexual harassment
- Ronan Farrow’s story about Harvey Weinstein
- Shannon Van Sant’s personal story It’s Not Just the Matt Lauers and Mark Halperins
- Other industries are also grappling with issues of #metoo: Sexual Affronts Are a Known Hotel Hazard
- #SeeHer initiative that aims to create a more accurate portrayal of women in the media
- Jane Fonda’s point that equal pay is directly related to sexual harassment.
- The NFL’s Rooney Rule could be adopted by other organizations.
The views and opinions of the speakers in the podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Aspen Institute.