Why Women Matter in the News Business

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: via Zoom  Fee: $10 in advance

PAST PROGRAM

GUEST SPEAKER:

Anne Galloway

Founder and Editor
VTDigger

What began as a one-woman operation to cover state politics grew to a two-million-dollar nonprofit daily news business with a staff of twenty-five. Come learn from the founder of VTDigger how it all began. The talk will also cover the future of local news in this exceedingly challenging time, and the power of investigative journalism to effect change at a time when public access to information and perception of the news has been fundamentally changed by the Internet. Ms. Galloway will also discuss the impact women are making in the news business.

This presentation is part of GMALL’s Women ‘20-’20 series commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and celebrating the accomplishments of women in all areas of society.

Registration is $10 per person.

Anne Galloway is the founder and editor of VTDigger and the executive director of the nonprofit Vermont Journalism Trust. She has worked as a reporter and editor for over 20 years. She holds a BA from the University of Kentucky and moved to Vermont in 1988. For many years, Galloway was a contributing writer for Seven Days Newspaper and a visual arts reviewer for the Times Argus. She was the editor of the Sunday Rutland Herald and Barre Times Argus from 2004 to 2009. Her reporting has appeared in The New York Times (the Vows column), the New York Daily NewsVermont Life and City Pages (Minneapolis). In March 2017, she was a finalist for the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for her investigation into allegations of fraud at Jay Peak Resort. Galloway was also a finalist for the Investigative Reporters & Editors FOI Award in April 2017.