By theno1pick, Sep 2 2015 07:55AM
During last night's first "Must See Monday" of the year, Clara Colmenero (Univision), Kris Pickel (CBS5), Kim Tobin (ABC15) and Linda Williams (FOX10) spoke about the challenges they’ve faced as women in journalism. From race to overcoming the gender barrier, these women defied the odds to become successful in their careers.
“The myth about anchor women being divas is not true,” moderator Lin Sue Cooney said in regards to stereotypes about women in journalism, “They are hard workers—they are journalists.”
Williams added, “If you’re good at what you do, you love what you do—no one is going to stop you.”
The women also discussed how the media landscape has changed in recent years and how social media has become an integral part of their job.
“I am under the belief that social media is not going to kill local news,” Pickel said.
Tobin also commented that using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, has become an important part of her everyday routine with ABC15.
The next Must See Monday will feature Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News. The event will be held on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Walter Cronkite School’s First Amendment Forum.