Ten women got up on the National Press Club stage Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to tell their #metoo stories. They either work or used to work in journalism, and after Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, and others, the women came together to make a plan for how their industry can change. Dianna May, who lives in Denver, is helping lead the new initiative called Press Forward.
May no longer works in media, but decided to go on the record a few months ago in the Washington Post, talking about Halperin. "I don't want to sit on your lap.” She says Halperin insisted, on multiple occasions, she do just that. She told Colorado Matters what effect those events had on her life and how Press Forward is trying to change the culture of newsrooms.