The SCM Colloquium Series presents: “Good Girls Revolt”: A Conversation with Author and Journalist Lynn Povich
Lynn Povich is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than 40 years in the news business. In the early 1970s, a group of female researchers at “Newsweek” sued the magazine for gender discrimination, claiming that only men were considered for or appointed to the positions of reporter and writer. The first season of the Amazon Prime series based on Lynn Povich’s book, “The Good Girls Revolt” will be released on Oct. 28. At Newsweek, she was one of the women who sued the magazine for sex discrimination, the first suit of its kind, and the first female class action suit. Five years later, she was appointed the first female Senior Editor in Newsweek’s history. Her book is about that landmark lawsuit and its impact on the women involved and what has and hasn't changed. Povich became Editor-in-Chief of Working Woman magazine in 1991, and in 1996, she joined MSNBC.com as East Coast Managing Editor. In 2005, she edited a book of columns by her father, famed Washington Post sports writer Shirley Povich, called All Those Mornings … at the Post.