Since a 2016 pay disparity study revealed that female journalists at the Wall Street Journal made on average nearly $12,000 annually less than their male counterparts, a groundswell has emerged leading to similar findings at several other major news outlets. Unions at newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times followed suit, discovering similar trends: women and journalists of color tend to make less than their male, white colleagues. Join the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a panel discussion on the effort at the Los Angeles Times to close the pay gaps and how to approach pay negotiations for print, digital and broadcast news outlets.
SPJ/LA hosts a panel on pay disparities uncovered in top newsrooms.
The panel is moderated by journalist and SPJ/LA board member, Ricardo Lopez. Panelists include:
- Christina Bellantoni, USC Annenberg Media Center Director and former Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor
- Al Corral, TV news veteran and agent at Napoli Management Group
- Jon Schleuss, graphics and data journalist at the Los Angeles Times, who helped compile the LA Times’ pay disparity report
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (ASC) 207
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Parking is available at the Vermont Street Parking Plaza (PSA). Enter at the Vermont Avenue Entrance at 36th Place (Gate 6).
The event itself is free and open to the public. SPJ/LA will provide light refreshments.