Spotlight: Riveting Women

Poynter profiles two young women who recently started an online and print magazine called “The Riveter”. The publication will showcase longform journalism pieces and narratives by female writers.

Ralph (left) and Demkiewicz / Photo by Sally French

Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz recognized the underrepresentation of female magazine writers while they were still students at the University of Missouri.

“…we wondered, and still wonder, where women writers can go to write longform journalism pieces and narratives that aren’t restricted to beauty, fashion, dating, etc. There’s more to women’s experiences as individuals, as writers, and as a collective than those narrow categories allow.” / from Poynter interview

Ralph and Demkiewicz told Poynter they were especially motivated after no women writers were nominated for a major writing category in the 2012 American Society of Magazine Editors’ National Magazine Awards.

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