Kristin Grady Gilger is Senior Associate Dean at one of the nation's leading journalism schools, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She also serves as director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and the National Center on Disability and Journalism, both of which are housed at the Cronkite School. Prior to joining ASU in 2002, Gilger spent 20 years in various reporting and editing roles at newspapers across the country. Julia Wallace was a top media executive and high-ranking editor at four major newspapers. She spent more than 20 years as a top editor and was the first woman editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was inducted into the Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement. In 2017, she joined the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University as the Frank Russell Chair.
If there is one lesson that I can add to the many profound lessons this book offers, it is this: Focus on what's best for you and then throw yourself at it. And remember that the cause of women in newsrooms will take on urgency only if we make it happen-together. -- Campbell Brown, Head of Global News Partnerships, Facebook There's No Crying in Newsrooms is an important, readable, and timely book about women newsroom leaders at a turning point in American journalism. It vividly describes, from probing interviews, the struggles and triumphs of dozens of leading women journalists. Each chapter ends with engaging, sage advice from the authors, drawing on their own long careers as successful news leaders. A rich portfolio of photos of many of the women helps readers get to know them even better. The book should be essential reading for journalists and for everyone else interested in the journey of American women today. -- Leonard Downie Jr., former Executive Editor and VP of The Washington Post I'm truly thankful to Kristin and Julia for writing this book. It's part history, part practical advice, and fueled by the stories women journalists tell when we're together. It's important that the discussion about facing obstacles and opportunities for women in journalism be shared more widely. I came away inspired by and grateful to the trailblazing women journalists who have led the way. -- Nicole Carroll, Editor in Chief of USA TODAY A provocative look inside the world of journalism, filled with stories of women who have learned to lead, even though many of the same old obstacles remain. There's No Crying in Newsrooms is the real-life guidebook to a new generation of women intent on careers in not just news, but every profession. -- Gail Evans, EVP, CNN Newsgroup, Author of Play Like A Man, Win Like a Woman I found this book to be a triple gift. Not only do Gilger and Wallace write the compelling history of women climbing to the top of the news business, and profile many of those women who fought to the summit, they also provide a detailed roadmap for future leaders on their own journey to the top. I thought I knew this story because I lived it. But there's so much more that exists under the surface. This is required reading for anyone entering the business. -- Kate O'Brian, Former Senior Vice President of ABC News and President of Al Jazeera America Mentors, professors, and parents should recommend There's No Crying in Newsrooms to any aspiring journalist. Through captivating stories and anecdotes, the authors - trailblazers in their own right -- share the wisdom gained by those homesteading female pioneers who, over the past half century, rose through the ranks, paving a professional path forward for other women. Each chapter ends with a compendium of leadership lessons - a passing of the baton to the current generation and a toolkit for meeting the remaining challenges. -- Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics, University of North Carolina