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There's No Crying In Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead

Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism at Arizona State University, will discuss her new book, “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead.” There's No Crying in News Rooms book cover

Wallace and co-author Kristin Grady Gilger interviewed nearly 100 women about their experiences in newsrooms over the past 40 years and explore the challenges still facing women in media organizations and other workplaces. 

The event is sponsored by the WVU Leadership Studies Program and the Harriet E. Lyon Professorship in Women's and Gender Studies

About the Author

Julia Wallace is the Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism and leads various innovative efforts at Cronkite. She teaches entrepreneurship, ethics and gender in the media workplace. She also heads a training program for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting; the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowship and oversees the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Desk at Cronkite News.

Julia Wallace

Before joining the Cronkite School, she was a top media executive and high-ranking editor at four major newspapers. She was the first woman editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and led a successful effort to converge TV, newspaper, radio and digital organizations at Cox Media Group Ohio. She also was managing editor of the Arizona Republic, the Chicago Sun-Times and USA Today. She and Senior Associate Dean Kristin Grady Gilger have written a book on women leaders in the media: “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead.”

She was named the 2004 Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher Magazine. Her alma mater, Northwestern University, inducted her into the Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement and awarded her the Alumni Merit Award. While she was editor in Atlanta, the newspaper won two Pulitzer prizes. She is a national board member of the Alzheimer’s Association.