Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 80: Women as Leaders in Broadcast TV News and Print Journalism
Women as leaders in broadcast TV news and print journalism In 2008 CBS News anchor Katie Couric was honored with the annual Alice Award, named after suffragist Alice Paul, in the Sewall-Belmont House, the home of the historical National Women's Party, in Washington, D.C. In 1913 Alice Paul organized an 8,000-strong march on Washington to protest President Woodrow Wilson's opposition to giving women the right to vote (Clift, 2003). Nearly 100 years later, Katie Couric was honored for breaking barriers as the first solo female news anchor on a nightly broadcast evening newscast. When Couric left her job as the longtime cohost of NBC's Today show in 2006 to succeed Dan Rather as anchor of CBS Evening News , her transition was marked by speculation about her multimillion-dollar salary, hype from CBS executives about how she was going to “reinvent” the evening news, and questions about whether she could handle ...