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The Washington Post dug into the archives for stories about and by women

The first time Julia Carpenter's editor took her to the archives at The Washington Post's previous home, he offered some advice: Be mindful of how much time you spend here. Carpenter, an embedded social media editor, loves discovering the old Post work, though it can be a bit of a rabbit hole for her. But with her most … Read More
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Review: 'Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism' tells the story of a woman who made friends and enemies of presidents

In 1975, two equally important events happened in the life of prolific political journalist Mary McGrory; she won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for her coverage of Watergate, and it was revealed that she was on President Nixon’s enemies list. There was no love lost between the two. “If he were a horse, I would not buy him,” McGrory wrote … Read More
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Women are (still) underrepresented in newsrooms. Here are 5 reasons why.

On May 18, 2015, something remarkable happened: All of the bylined stories on the front page of The Wall Street Journal were written by women. This rare convergence, first noted on Twitter, was met by turns with praise that it happened at all and disappointment that it didn't happen more often. All 7 bylines … Read More
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Why the Kleiner Perkins sex-bias trial is an important story for women reporters

Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s gender-discrimination trial against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLP, wrapping up in a San Francisco courtroom next week, could wind up being a landmark case for women in male-dominated Silicon Valley. Given the remarkable number of women in the courtroom’s press gallery, it could wind up being an important case … Read More
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You can now apply for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Applications are now open for the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, which will take place on April 12 to April 17 at Poynter in St. Petersburg, Florida. The academy is tuition-free, and 25 women will be chosen. Teaching at the academy will be Facebook’s Liz Heron, S. Mitra Kalita of Quartz, Google News Lab's Olivia … Read More
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#WomenEdsWeLove creator: Female editors 'are not invisible' & 'they're not that hard to find'

Port Magazine’s recent cover, featuring all male magazine editors, prompted journalists to ask an obvious question: Where are all the female editors? Wanting to show there are plenty of them, Amy Wallace created the hashtag #WomenEdsWeLove. It was a small step that led to a lot of recognition. Soon after Wallace created it, others began including it in tweets to highlight female editors and the good work they do. “Clearly, many women -- and some men, too -- were feeling what we were feeling and were glad for an outlet for those frustrations. I was tweeting, and then retweeting, as fast as I could,” Wallace, a part-time editor at large for Los Angeles magazine and a correspondent for GQ, said via email. “People nominated editors all over the world, and not just in magazines, which was the focus I'd kicked off, but newspapers, websites, everything that gets edited. Apparently, there are women editors at all of them. At one point, #WomenEdsWeLove was even trending, whatever that means.” Read More
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