Magazine article The Quill

Some Male Editors Don't See Newsroom Sexism

Magazine article The Quill

Some Male Editors Don't See Newsroom Sexism

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Male and female editors and publishers seem to disagree about sexism in the newsroom, according to a survey released in late September.

Many women editors believe there is a lack of opportunity for promotion, with only one in three of top female editors saying they expect to move up the ladder at their present newspaper. Of the women who say they find discrimination in their ability to advance, 64 percent believe employers favor male candidates. In excess of half expect to end employment with their present company, or expect to leave newspapers behind entirely.

Men who have been in the news business for decades believe there isn't really any sexism at high levels, which they say can be seen in recent appointments of first-time female chief editors throughout the country.

"It doesn't track with my own experience," said Heath J. …

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