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We’ve come a long way, baby – Women in Journalism program set for Nov. 12

November 1, 2009

In 1969, SPJ – which was then known as Sigma Delta Chi – voted to admit women to the previously all-male society. The vote took place right here in San Diego at SPJ’s national convention, and the effort to admit women was spearheaded by San Diego chapter board member Kenneth C. Reily, a Copley News editorial consultant who chaired SPJ’s national membership committee.

Carol LeBeau

Carol LeBeau

Women have come a long way in the past 40 years, and SPJ’s San Diego Pro Chapter will look at the challenges they have faced and the successes they have enjoyed at a special “Women in Journalism” program Thursday, Nov. 12.

Join a panel of San Diego’s well known women journalists as they look back at the road women have traveled in newsrooms, anchor desks and behind the mike and as they discuss the role women play in the new media era.

The panel includes:

Carol LeBeau, former KGTV 10News anchor who recently retired after 28 years

Maureen Cavanaugh, host of KPBS’s “These Days” and a former anchor for KSDO and KOGO

Gina Lubrano, veteran reporter and former reader’s representative for the San Diego Union-Tribune

Tracy Greer, North County Times online editor and former sportswriter.

Former NBC 7/39 weather anchor Pat Brown will moderate the discussion.

When:  Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program

Where: University of San Diego, Degheri Alumni Center, Board Room

Cost:    FREE

RSVPspjsandiego@gmail.com

Directions:

From the North:  Take I-5 South. Exit at Sea World Drive and Tecolote Road and proceed left at stoplight toward Morena Boulevard. Turn right on Morena Boulevard. Turn left on Napa. Turn left on Linda Vista Road. Travel to the 2nd stoplight to USD’s East entrance, turn left and enter campus. The Degheri Alumni Center is the first building on the left.

From the South:  Take I-5 North. Exit at Morena Boulevard (signs will say: Morena Blvd. use I-8 East). Stay to the right and follow the signs for Morena Boulevard. Take the first right onto Linda Vista Road. Travel to the 3rd stoplight to USD’s east entrance, turn left and enter campus. The Degheri Alumni Center is the first building on the left.

From the East:  Take I-8 West. Exit at Morena Boulevard. Turn right onto Linda Vista Road. Travel to the 3rd stoplight to USD’s East entrance, turn left and enter campus. The Degheri Alumni Center is the first building on the left.

Free parking is available in the Mission Parking Structure, across Torero Way from the Degheri Alumni Center. Get a visitor’s parking pass at the kiosk at the East entrance.

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