Women in Media Symposium

Join us for an all-day symposium dedicated to the history, achievements, and issues of women working in broadcast and digital media.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room

Free and open to the public

In conjunction with this symposium, visit the exhibit Comedy of the Commonplace: The Sitcom Genius of Peg Lynch in Knight Library through summer 2019.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.                         Welcome and Introductions
Carol Stabile (UO Dept. of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Panel 1: Broadcast History
Amanda Cote (UO School of Journalism and Communication)
Lauren Bratslavsky (School of Communication, Illinois State University)
Carol Stabile (UO Dept. of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.        Panel 2: Women Working in Media
Dayna Chatman (UO School of Journalism and Communication)
Ralina Joseph (Department of Communication, University of Washington)
Hannah Hart (internet personality, comedian, author, and actress)
Ella Mielniczenko (Executive Producer, BuzzFeed)
Allison Frost (Executive Producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting)

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.        Media Screenings
Includes a full-length episode of Peg Lynch’s historic Ethel and Albert sitcom

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.        Reception in Special Collections and University Archives (Knight Library, second floor north)

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.             Keynote Address
Samantha Irby (comedian, author, and blogger)

More information about participants and the events may be found on the UO Libraries’ website.

The Women in Media Symposium is co-sponsored by: University of Oregon Libraries, School of Journalism and Communication, Oregon Humanities Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Professor Regina Psaki, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Department of English, Department of Computer and Information Science, Folklore and Public Culture Program, University Housing, Department of Comparative Literature, Creative Writing Program, Women’s Center, Department of Sociology.

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