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The 19th co-founder Amanda Zamora on launching a U.S. news brand about women and politics

This week, Amanda Zamora talks to Media Voices about the launch of The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics, and policy. The newsroom aims to empower women — particularly those underserved by and underrepresented in American media — with “the information, community and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy”.

Amanda talks about why she chose to launch the site with fellow Texas Tribune colleague Emily Ramshaw, the lessons she’ll be taking from her time in legacy newsrooms, and what the team’s priorities are once the brand fully launches in August.

In the news roundup, the Media Voices team are joined by guest host Michelle Manafy to discuss the return of The Markup, Trump’s reelection campaign’s lawsuit against the NYT, and the changing of the guard at Disney.

Photo by Fernando @dearferdo on Unsplash

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