After a Huffington Post editor's experience with a journalism professor this week, the topic of women's voices and how they're critiqued is in the news again. "At every turn, society demands that women adjust their vocal patterns to fit a standard shaped by men. But even the best of vocal coaches and self-help columns urging women not to apologize for their thoughts in meetings won’t take away the stigma that comes with existing as a human woman with a voice."
On women's voices
Morley Safer: A reporter's life
Journalists are (mostly) really excited about the possibility of an extra 23 characters on Twitter
How losing my dad helped me gain a new outlook on work
Advice for this year's journalism graduates, from the journalism industry
What's your advice for new j-school grads?
Video reveals vile online attacks on female sports reporters
Project Include wants to bring diversity into tech
"Change is hard, especially around a multidimensional issue like diversity. It is easy for all of us to become defensive and emotional, to shift the blame to others, and to feel fundamentally unheard or misunderstood. We have a hard-to-change diversity problem in tech in the United States."
Twitter has a new way to help you find people
The Connect tab offers people and accounts Twitter thinks you should follow. "To give you the best recommendations — which we’ll continue to refine over time — we look at who you already follow, Tweets you like, popular accounts in your local area, what’s happening in the world right now, and more."
Editor should have bet on Leicester City
"For around 20 years, every August I have bet 20 pounds on Leicester City to win their league," Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait wrote last week. If he had made that bet, he would now be $146,730 richer.
Having a baby is a good reason to miss the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Before midnight — about the time when her colleagues were hitting the afterparties — (Wall Street Journal economics editor Becky Bowers) and her husband, Jeremy Bowers, a member of the New York Times’s interactive news team, welcomed daughter Margaret Catherine to the world."
Before the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, a Hollywood teaser
Actress Allison Janney, reprising her role as "The West Wing" White House press secretary C.J. Cregg, took the real podium on Friday. "Ms. Janney as Ms. Cregg took a question from a reporter about whom President Bartlet was supporting in the Democratic primary. 'I think you know the answer to that question,' she said.'"
What happens when you bring your kid to work at NPR? A dead signal.
One of the kids who got to come to work with mom or dad at NPR couldn't resist pressing those control room buttons. “One of our junior journalists was some how able to press the exact sequence, and perfectly timed live insert panel to insert studio 42 into the stream 1. I kid you not."
A headline, the FT and gender stereotypes
The Financial Times responds to a teenage reader's viral note about one of its headlines and gender stereotypes.