A Panel on Race and Media

March 4, 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am

You're invited to join Stanford in New York in partnership with Stanford Women's Network - New York as we welcome award-winning journalists and media powerhouses Tracy Jan (BA ‘98 MA ‘99) of the Washington Post, Emily Ramshaw of The 19th and Erica Green of the New York Times for a powerful discussion focused on media and race. These accomplished women will discuss their careers in journalism, their professional focus on diversity and racial disparities as well as their personal experiences as working mothers during a pandemic. This virtual event is guaranteed to be an insightful, timely discussion on issues we can all learn from.

This event is part of SWN–NY's 100+ Project, which looks back in celebration of all that has been done and looks forward in anticipation of all that is still left to do to advance women's rights and representation.

Stanford Women's Network–New York aims to promote the Stanford spirit in New York by connecting and supporting Stanford affiliates, facilitating events that spark ""learning, discovery, innovation,"" and engaging together to proactively serve the greater good.

Tracy Jan (Stanford BA ‘98, MA ‘99) is a Washington Post reporter covering the intersection of race and the economy. Her work has delved deeply into reparations for slavery, systemic racism in America, and the economic and health impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Asian, Latino and immigrant communities. She previously was a Washington-based national political reporter for the Boston Globe, where she covered the 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns. During her 12 years at the Globe, Jan had also written about health and science policy, higher education, and Boston Public Schools.

Emily Ramshaw is Co-founder and CEO of The 19th. She was until recently the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, a Peabody Award-winning, 10-year-old news startup that boasts the largest statehouse bureau in the nation, powers the pages of newspapers across Texas and the nation, and is considered the gold standard for sustainability in local news. She is also the youngest person ever to be named to the board of the Pulitzer Prize, where she is serving a nine-year term.

Erica L. Green is a correspondent in the Washington Bureau of The New York Times covering federal education policy, with a focus on the Education Department and civil rights enforcement in the nation’s schools. Erica joined The Times in March 2017 from The Baltimore Sun where she covered the Baltimore City Public School System for seven years. She has won first place in both the investigative reporting and beat reporting categories in the Education Writers Association's National Awards for Education Reporting and was a member of The Sun team named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.