Katherine Goldstein, Nieman Lab

Katherine Goldstein

Nieman Lab

Durham, NC, United States

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Past articles by katherine:

Five things I learned as a pandemic mom and podcast business lady

Value and profitability are not the same. Originality and financial viability are generally not related. → Read More

It's Time To Retire The Phrase "Working Mom"

The mommy wars have long pitted working mothers against stay-at-home mothers but these are models that no longer hold up. Let's embrace the idea that all of us have work and care responsibilities. → Read More


Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic

Fearful parents are falling for — and spreading — bad information to each other about kids and Covid-19. → Read More

The Mothers Of America Need A Bailout. This Could Be The Answer.

"To keep mothers sane and in the workforce ... we need a much larger public policy solution ― such as a new national 'CareCorps.'" → Read More

My Kid Got Accepted to a Selective School—and I’m Being a Jerk About It

Plus, what should you do when your kids are so used to each other that they don’t know how to play with other kids? → Read More

IVF and the Office: Why, in 2019, Are American Workplaces Still So Bad at Dealing With Issues Around Infertility?

“I have co-workers who go to Burning Man the first week of school every year. I’m not really sure why IVF wouldn’t qualify for a personal day.” → Read More


Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, and the “feminist” advice that failed me

I was a Sheryl Sandberg superfan. Then her "Lean In" advice failed me. → Read More

The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work

We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic. → Read More


When harassment drives women out of journalism

“Damn, you look hot today.” It was 2013. Kate Havard was a reporting intern at the Washington Post covering the Maryland statehouse. And a lawmaker had just catcalled her in front of a large group of people. “I was so embarrassed, I turned bright red. I felt really ashamed,” Havard recalled. The treatment only got worse. And eventually she started to wonder if a career in journalism was worth… → Read More

The News Industry Has a Sexual Harassment Problem. #NowWhat?

Women participate in the Take Back The Workplace March on November 12 in Los Angeles. Like Hollywood, the news industry has been plagued by a cascade of sexual harassment allegations against newsroom leaders Chelsea Guglielmino/FilmMagic via Getty Images A good place to start telling the unfolding story of sexual harassment in newsrooms is July 6th, 2016. That’s the day former Fox News host… → Read More

What It’s Like To Be a Breastfeeding Journalist

Emily Ramshaw's daughter, Sophie, in her Texas Tribune office A survey for Poynter on the family-friendliness of newsrooms found that nearly a third of respondents said their workplace was unsupportive of breastfeeding, which indicates the industry has work to do. In reporting “Where are the Mothers?,” I spoke with nearly 20 working moms in news about a wide range of experiences, and many of… → Read More

Want Better Family Leave and Flexibility at Your Company?

If you are interested in approaching your organization about improving family leave and/or flexible schedule policies, here are five steps that will help you make … → Read More

Where are the mothers? » Nieman Journalism Lab

If news organizations, digital and legacy alike, want to attract and retain millennial journalists, newsrooms must better meet the needs of mothers with young children — and create better work-life balance for everyone. → Read More

Where Are the Mothers?

“We’re having a bit of a baby boom,” says Lauren Williams, executive editor of Vox.com and the mother of an 18-month-old. When the news startup began in 2014, there wasn’t a single parent working at the site. But as the website has grown, so have employees’ families. Now, around 15 percent of the 90-person staff have children. Margaret Wheeler Johnson, who has a 2-year-old and an infant, was the… → Read More

Where Are the Mothers?

e’re having a bit of a baby boom,” says Lauren Williams, executive editor of Vox.com and the mother of an 18-month-old. When the news startup began in 2014, there wasn’t a single parent working at the site. But as the website has grown, so have employees’ families. Now, around 15 percent of the 90-person staff […] → Read More

Exclusive: How Caitlyn Jenner Chose Her New Name

Her process involved the Miss America pageant. → Read More

My Year of Leaning In: It Made Me a Better Professional and a Better Boss

Nearly a year ago, I first wrote about creating a Lean In Circle. Inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s wave-making bestseller, Lean In, I decided to form a group of like-minded professional women who were interested in talking about career advancement and following the curriculum outlined by Sandberg’s non-profit, leanin.org.  Our circle... → Read More

Your Parents Check the Weather Where You Live Because They Love You

I’m 30 years old and haven’t lived in the same city as my parents for nearly 12 years. But my mother still checks on me. She doesn’t constantly email or call. She doesn’t text me all that often. My mother is a weather-watcher. As a third polar vortex threatens to... → Read More

Our Most Popular Stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit in 2013

Last week I shared the 10 most popular Slate stories from 2013, a list that paints with a broad brush about the stories our readers loved the most. Now it’s time to dig deeper to reveal which pieces were the most popular on our three strongest social networks: Facebook, Twitter,... → Read More

The Most Incredible Condiment You Probably Aren’t Using

Elsewhere in Slate, David Merritt Johns asks why mayonnaise inspires fervent hatred and explains the history of mayonnaise. Meanwhile, Ari LeVaux tries to find out why Hellmann’s is so good. Earlier this year, on a whim, I bought a product that I had low expectations for. I’m not a vegetarian... → Read More