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Alumna Becomes Editor of The 19th News May 12, 2021

Posted by Mia Moody-Ramirez in : Uncategorized , trackback

Flora (Lee) Peir, Baylor Journalism, Public Relations and New Media class of 2003, recently joined the “19th*,” a newsroom focusing on gender, politics and policy, as its first news editor. In this role, she oversees daily general news and breaking stories as the newsroom expands.

The 19th* aims to empower women, particularly women of color and LGBTQ+ people. It provides information, resources aimed at offering equality to all participants in our democracy. The 19th* is an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

According to its website:

“The 19th Amendment remains unfinished business, a fact we acknowledge in our logo with an asterisk — a visible reminder of those who have been omitted from our democracy. The expansion of the franchise continues today, and The 19th aims to capture this ongoing American story.”

The 19th is a nonprofit newsroom supported by a mix of membership, philanthropy and corporate underwriting. Individuals are able to join as allies, advocates, ambassadors and members to support their mission with a membership.

“Our goal is to empower particularly women, women of color and LGBTQ+ people — with the information, resources and community they need to be equal participants in our democracy,” she said.

An Arlington, Texas, native, Peir is an 18-year veteran of The New York Times, where she worked as a copy editor across its various news departments and more recently helped put together the print newspaper and served as its liaison with the pressroom.

She lives in Queens with her husband and three children.

Link to the 19th* news: https://19thnews.org/2021/04/flora-peir-19th-news-editor/?fbclid=IwAR2QuabdrerZNvWeMctJmV6W58_DQa3gEpaaQyIf9YIcUT6wGuAQRo8z1-8


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