Women in the news — or often not

This past week New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote about a University of Nevada study that showed front-page stories in Sullivan’s paper quoted men more than three times as often as women. (The actual count was 65% of sources were male, 19% were female and 17% were unknown.) After mulling the study and […]

NPR finds it’s not skeptical enough

One of the cautions we give editors is to not “fall in love” with a cool-sounding story — so much so that their natural skepticism is suspended. That seems to be what happened with NPR on one of its recent weekend editions of “All Things Considered.” At least that is NPR’s own conclusion. According to […]