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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Women in the Media

May 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE
A 12-session series featuring women whose innovations and accomplishments, locally and globally, are having an impact and influencing lives.

Thursdays 1-2:30 pm
March 14-May 30, 2019
Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota
Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org

MAY 2
Women in the Media: Journalists Share Their Stories

Despite facing discrimination, women were active journalists even before the 1890s. Nelly Bly, who died in 1922, was an American journalist who faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. Decades later, Martha Gellhorn was considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. However, with rare exceptions, until the latter half of the 20th century, women journalists were generally limited to covering topics like fashion and cooking. But overcoming significant obstacles, women today are prominent journalists covering every aspect of society, politics, science, and more. This session is a conversation with three distinguished journalists from print media, television, and radio. They will share their professional experiences, focusing on the realities of being a woman journalist today.

Mary Braxton-Joseph, an Emmy award-winning journalist and media consultant, has worked in print, radio, and television. Upon graduating from college, she was selected to participate in the Management Training Program at WJLA-TV 7, the ABC Network affiliate in Washington, DC, and was subsequently promoted to Editorial Director—the first woman in the company’s history to hold that position. She then was the on-air voice of the station’s editorials. Mary became the Manager of Community Affairs and Editorials and handled the station’s corporate philanthropy.

Chris Serio Martin, Communications Director for UN Women, Gulf Coast Chapter, was an award-winning journalist in Elkhart (IN). She has written for local publications on compelling social issues and has taught writing at the Out-of-Door Academy and to victims of human trafficking at Selah Freedom.

Sheila Rue is the Program Director at WUSF Public Media, encompassing both its NPR and classical music stations. She has a rich history of radio station programming and on-air broadcasting across the country, including having guest-hosted Morning Edition and All Things Considered, both popular NPR news and commentary programs.

SERIES FEES

ALL 12 SESSIONS: March 14-May 30 $190: Silver/Gold members/General Admission
FIRST SIX SESSIONS: March: 14, 21, 28; April: 4, 11, 18 $100: All six sessions: Silver/Gold members/General Admission
$30 each: Individual session(s) Silver Member/General Admission
$27 each: Individual session(s) Gold Member

SECOND SIX SESSIONS: April: 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $100: All six sessions: Silver/Gold members/General Admission
$30 each: Individual session(s) Silver Member/General Admission
$27 each: Individual session(s) Gold Member

To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111
or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org
Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota

 

Venue

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
https://olliringlingcollege.org/