‘Online Feminist Journalism’ is theme of Yale symposium

A symposium on “Online Feminist Journalism” will take place at Yale on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The event is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

The symposium will feature journalists Akiba Solomon, Sarah Mirk, and Lori Adelman. It will take place at 6:30 pm in Rm. 309 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Akiba Solomon is the managing editor of colorlines.com, a news website that focuses on racial issues in culture and society. In addition to editing, Solomon also writes and reports about topics such as women’s reproductive health access, body image issues, and social justice.

Sarah Mirk is a journalist and editor at Bitch Media, which publishes articles on popular culture and feminism. Mirk previously worked as a reporter and columnist for weekly newspapers in Seattle and Portland. When not writing and editing, she publishes a series of non-fiction comics about the history of Oregon.

Lori Adelman is the executive director of partnerships and outreach at Feministing.com, where she covers issues such as reproductive justice, global health, and the media. Adelman previously worked as a global health and reproductive rights advocate at the Global Division of Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Foundation’s Every Woman Every Child initiative.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Recent Poynter fellow include Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.