Trailblazer

In today’s episode we’re thinking about racism, sexism, misogynoir, and the journalism. We’re reading Trailblazer, a memoir by journalist giant Dorothy Butler Gilliam.

Gilliam shattered the barriers of race and gender as the first black female reporter at The Washington Post. She had to transform the way the Post viewed what was worthy of space on the pages, leaving a trail for more journalists to follow.

Listen as Professor Lisa Schweitzer discusses the book with Caroline Bhalla, Brettany Shannon, and Donnajean Ward.

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Read along with us! Next month we’re reading Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Tamin Ansary.

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