Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Cynthia Scott

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Titles Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Cynthia Scott
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Cynthia had been the editor of Minnesota Women's Press since July 1996. She had an undergraduate degree in american studies, and a master's degree in journalism and mass communications. After college, she became the editor of Equal Time, a gay/lesbian publication in the Twin Cities area. She also taught journalism at Anoka/Ramsey Community College and did freelance writing. She worked for the Catholic Church for ten years prior to graduate school. Originally from Montana, Cynthia had lived in the Twin Cities for twenty-one years. She was a Page One Award winner for editorial writing in both 1997 and 1998. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Subjectivity in journalism within MWP, Inc.; comparisons between Equal Time and MWP; early experiences in journalism; experiences in joining MWP; differences between co-founders/co-publishers Mollie Hoben and Glenda Martin, and the impact on the MWP organization; leadership transition at MWP; change and transition at MWP; demographics and MWP readership; tradeoffs in MWP editorial policies; organizational and financial constraints; transition in editor's role; her editorial goals and objectives; feedback from and communication with readers; feminism and MWP; discussion of the debate over hiring male staffers; conflict and communication on the staff of MWP; focus on newspaper vs. other activities within organization; impact of MWP; importance of representing all women.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Scott, Cynthia
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/28/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.32 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'


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  • William Faure on November 9, 2020 11:38:18 PM
    I went to undergraduate school with Ms Scott in Montana and we knew each other in Minneapolis.! I’d love to contact her. Any help would be appreciated.

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