Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The thrill of being first doesn't last

So says Gwen Ifill, the moderator of PBS' "Washington Week," in an article in today's The Philadelpia Inquirer.

When Ifill was given the moderator's job in 1999, she was the first woman and person of color to hold the position and while she admits she was "happy to break down barriers and be a role model, ... I don't want that to be the only thing people talk about. At some point, you have to move past it." Ifill addressed her situation in light of the recent announcement that Katie Couric will become the first woman to anchor an evening newscast this fall.

Ms. Ifill will be presenting the keynote address at the Opening General Session of the Special Libraries Association's annual conference in Baltimore in June.

* Source: Romenesko


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