Female journalists disagree with Abramson about women's taste in stories

Journal-isms

When New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane asked Executive Editor Jill Abramson whether the public will see a change now that a woman is running the Times, Abramson said: "The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn't true." The statement has stirred debate among some female journalists who say that women do have different perspectives and experiences that shape the way they approach coverage. Megan Kamerick, president of the Journalism & Women Symposium, said she disagrees with Abramson. "Women do have different experiences than men to bring to a situation," she told Journal-isms' Richard Prince. "The Global Media Monitoring Report on Women found that stories by female reporters contain more female subjects than stories by male reporters and are more likely to challenge stereotypes as well."

  • Mallary Jean Tenore

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