Carol McCarthy pens op-ed: ‘Put women who capture history with a camera in the big picture’
For Women’s History Month, Carol McCarthy, NLP’s director of communications, penned an op-ed titled, “Put women who capture history with a camera in the big picture.” The piece, published by Stars and Stripes, an independent news source about the U.S. military, honors some of the female photojournalists who brought their unique visions to important stories, usually in harm’s way and often in unwelcoming workplaces.
McCarthy notes that, “…recognizing their accomplishments is about more than acknowledging gender barriers. It’s also about valuing different voices — or visions — in news coverage. Reporting on complex events, such as war and its consequences, requires context, accuracy and insight that demand varied perspectives. This is something students of news literacy learn.”
To read the full piece and to celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about influential female journalists, click here.