Ryerson symposium will ask question: how do women reporters do it all?

How does she do it? How will she do it? The Ryerson Journalism Research Centre has released the itinerary for their inaugural symposium titled “Women in the Field: Changing the Face of Journalism.”

The intention of the symposium, set for Tuesday, March 22 at Ryerson University, is to connect j-students with accomplished female journalists to start a dialogue about the hurdles women face in the field — how do you juggle career aspirations while keeping up with the demands of motherhood, while vying for top jobs which are still mostly occupied by men, while offsetting the physical risks inherent in the job?

These key questions will be highlighted during a wrap-up session and in a subsequent summary report that will outline a research agenda.

Confirmed speakers include Jan Wong, Anna Maria Tremonti, the Toronto Star‘s public editor Kathy English, Sonia Verma from the Globe and Mail, Wilf Dinnick from OpenFile and Anna Marie Owens, managing editor of news at the National Post.

The event is free and registration is not required.

9:30 –  10 a.m. Welcome coffee
10 – 11:30 a.m.  Balancing bosses, babies and blogs

12 – 2 p.m. Luncheon. Meet a Mentor with Jan Wong, who will deliver the 2010-2011 Atkinson Lecture.
Oakham Lounge

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. “Equal” in the newsroom? More like Sweet and Low

3:45 – 4 Coffee break
Outside RCC201

4 – 5:30 Panel 3: Reporting in risky situations

5:30 to 6: Wrap up session