The firing of New York Times
editor Jill Abramson has been covered
with all the gossipy verve of a traditional tabloid scandal. But by
obsessing over the sordid details, we’re missing a key point: Technology
has made it harder for women to survive, and thrive, in journalism. And
that has big consequences for the quality of news we receive.
the cards have always been stacked against women. As Washington Post
reporter Lydia DePillis aptly pointed out on her 100 percent men
Tumblr, every single editor of The New Republi
c has been male. Almost
every single newspaper chain is headed by a man, save Gannett. A recent
issue was written entirely by men.