“No Crying in Newsrooms” goes to SF State journalism students with a grant from the Hogan-Newton fund

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Journalism students at San Francisco State University each will get a landmark book on women news leaders, thanks to a new grant from the Hogan-Newton Fund at the Miami Foundation.

The book, written by veteran journalists Julia Wallace and Kristin Gilger, professors at Arizona State University, is “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead.” The authors interviewed almost 100 women news leaders, finding lessons helpful for all women with aspirations to lead.

"We're delighted to get this gift,” said Professor Rachele Kanigel, chair of the journalism department at SF State. “As part of the next generation of media professionals, journalism students need to learn from the lessons of the past to build an industry that is equitable, respectful and fair to people of all genders."

Wallace and Gilger were scheduled to talk about their research to the staff of Golden Gate Xpress, the student newspaper, on March 11. However, their travel plans were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. If possible, they will visit the department later this year..

“When we set out to write this book, we had in mind all the young women – and men – who are just about the embark on careers in journalism,” Gilger said. “We want them to know about the experiences of women who have come before them and have the benefit of their insight and advice. We’re grateful to the Hogan-Newton Fund for making that possible.”

The $8,000 grant will provide books to each of SF State’s more than 300 journalism students.

The Hogan-Newton Fund is named for Mary Ann Hogan, the popular journalist, writing coach and a professor who died last year. She taught journalism classes at SF State. In addition, her husband, Eric Newton, who has worked in journalism, museums, philanthropy and education, is a graduate of SF State.

“SF State has a great journalism program,” said Newton, “Now more than ever, it deserves our support.”

On March 11, the authors of “No Crying In Newsrooms,” will speak in San Francisco at Books Inc. at the Marina at 7 p.m.

About The Hogan-Newton Fund

The Hogan-Newton Fund at the Miami Foundation helps young journalists realize their true potential. Mary Ann Hogan was a nationally syndicated journalist, the primary writer of the original Newseum, a professor who taught English and journalism, and a beloved writing coach with the Chips Quinn Scholars Program for diversity in journalism. Her husband, Eric Newton, is a writer based in Marin County. He is currently on leave from his media consultancy, and well as his job as Innovation Chief at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School. Inquiries about the fund can be directed to ericnewton11@gmail.com. The fund’s first grant went to the Bay City News Foundation to “turbo-charge” the intern program at Bay City News.