Sharing space with the fall fashion in Glamour’s September issue is a feature on the women of the 2016 election cycle. The women interviewed include high-level campaign staffers, Google and Facebook staff in elections-related roles and Voto Latino’s president and co-founder.
NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, repping journos for the piece, recounts the very personal reason she was motivated to go into political journalism.
My mother [who is African American] ran for city council when I was in ninth grade and college, and a few reporters asked her why she was married to my father, who was white. It just angered me and made me feel that voters and candidates deserve a more elevated level of discourse. I want to press candidates to articulate policy.
The online release of the feature today was paired with the launch of Glamour’s The 51 Million, a politics-focused site geared to women under the age of 45.
The site, whose name is a reference to the 51 million women between the ages of 18 and 44 who are eligible to vote, is being billed as “a place for women of all political stripes to see their concerns addressed.”
The six announced contributors so far include New York Times reporter Ashley Parker, who authored the September women of 2016 feature; CNN host and commentator S.E. Cupp; former MSNBC anchor Krystal Marie Ball, who was also a congressional candidate during the 2010 elections; Washingtonian editor Hillary Kelly; Daily Beast senior politics editor Jackie Kucinich; and Arise Entertainment 360 host Lola Ogunnaike.