VTDigger is partnering with the Vermont Has Her Back initiative to advance the conversation about gender bias in the media. At a special event on Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m., Rebecca Traister will give a keynote address followed by a panel moderated by Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm. The panel will feature Anne Galloway, founder and executive director of VTDigger; Candace Page, editor at Seven Days; Sarah Ashworth, VPR’s vice president of news; Eva McKend, congressional correspondent for Spectrum News and former anchor for WCAX; and Natalie Silver, co-author of Vermont Has Her Back. In January, leaders from Vermont’s political, business and nonprofit sectors signed an open letter from Vermont Has Her Back calling on the state’s press corps to reflect on the way women in politics are covered and to address gender bias in journalism. VTDigger and Vermont Has Her Back designed this event together as part of an ongoing effort to grapple with questions around diversity, representation and equity in Vermont’s news media.