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Standing Room Only – Women in Media: Challenges and Triumphs


It’s the last day of class for students in J200, the Indiana University School of Journalism’s introductory course on writing and reporting.  The nearly all-female student body gathers to hear from a panel of inspirational figures in local media and communications.  Four women, all excelling in their field, share stores of challenge and triumph:  2015 College Photographer of the Year Caitlin O’Hara, freelance journalist and former WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh, Director of Communications and Special Projects at the IU Office of the Provost Jennife Piurek and veteran newspaper editor Andrea Murray.  The panelists share stories of challenge and triumph; dealing with inequity and injustice, professional goals and persistence, and advice for aspiring journalists.  “Women in Media: Challenges and Triumphs” – a WFHB exclusive moderated by course instructor Chad Carrothers and recorded on-location in Ernie Pyle Hall on April 30, 2015.

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