Jill Abramson ‘Ouster’: Special Edition Reading List

The Gender Report traditionally provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Much electronic ink has been spilled this week over the firing of Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times. The dust has yet to settle on the controversies that surround what happened. Rather than add to what has already been said, we’ve compiled a reading list of just some of what has been written. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here. See this week’s general reading list here.

From the New York Times

Times Ousts Jill Abramson as Executive Editor, Elevating Dean Baquet (New York Times)

What Might Leadership Change Mean for Times Readers? (by Margaret Sullivan – New York Times Public Editor)

After Criticism, Times Publisher Details Decision to Oust Top Editor (New York Times)

Seeking Answers

Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times (Politico)

Why Jill Abramson Was Fired (New Yorker)

Was Jill Abramson Fired After Complaining About Pay Discrimination? (Huffington Post)

New York Times Defends Editor’s Sudden Firing, Blaming Her ‘Arbitrary Decision-Making’ (Mashable)

Responses and Commentary

How an historic moment in the news business is undercut by race and gender politics (All Digitocracy)

I Sort of Hope We Find Out That Jill Abramson Was Robbing the Cash Register: Trying to explain a singularly humiliating firing (New Republic)

The Prettiest Girl at the Party: Jill Abramson and the New York Times (Medium)

‘Brilliant,’ ‘respected’ and ‘uniquely powerful’: Some different words about Jill Abramson (Poynter)

To Young Women at the New York Times, Jill Abramson Was Everything  (XX Factor)

Reflections on ‘Editing While Female’

Editing While Female: Field notes from one of journalism’s most dangerous jobs (by Susan Glasser in Politico Magazine)

Jill Abramson Will Never Know Why She Got Fired (by Ann Friedman for NY Mag)

Dear Jill: From One Pushy Media Dame to Another (by Kara Swisher in Re/code)

Examining the State of Women in Journalism

Boys on the bus are back (Politico)

Here’s What Female And Male Journalists Actually Make (Buzzfeed)

With Jill Abramson’s NY Times Ouster, None Of The Ten Largest Papers Are Led By Women (MMFA)

As Jill Abramson exits the NY Times, a look at how women are faring in newsrooms (Pew Research Center)

There have been many more articles written (and are sure to be many more in the near future). Feel free to share others in the comment section below or by emailing genderreport[at]gmail.com.

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Women in journalism: Reading list for 5/18/2014

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism, media and technology during the past week, as well as articles related to the intersections of gender, race, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation and the media. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

Times Ousts Jill Abramson as Executive Editor, Elevating Dean Baquet (New York Times). With so many articles being written about this, we’ve compiled a separate reading list, which can be accessed here.

RIP Camille Lepage, French photojournalist killed in Central African Republic (Washington Post)

Bearing Witness, Losing Her Life: On the passing of Camille Lepage (Lens Blog)

2014 Courage in Journalism Awards (International Women’s Media Foundation)

This Fall, TV Looks Much More Diverse: Now Don’t Screw It Up (NPR)

The Real Story About the Wrong Photos in #BringBackOurGirls (Lens Blog)

Obits reflect bias ‘of our forebears,’ NYT editor says (Poynter)

No Cannes Do – The Status of Women Directors at Cannes Over the Last Decade (Women and Hollywood)

Le Monde editor Natalie Nougayrède quits after power struggle with top staff (Guardian)

So-called women’s issues (Ann Friedman)

Still Talking About It: ‘Where Are the Women?’ (NYT Public Editor)

NPR Pays Tribute to Pioneering Female Journalist Nellie Bly (Fishbowl NY)

Micheline Maynard to lead National Center for Business Journalism at ASU (Poynter)

Katherine Goldstein is the new editor of Vanity Fair’s website (Poynter)

Judith Cummings, Chief of a Bureau for The Times, Dies at 68 (New York Times)

Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpufCall
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We encourage readers to submit suggestions of articles to include in future editions of this feature by sending an email to genderreport[at]gmail.com. For links to articles like these throughout the week, follow @GenderReport on Twitter.

Women in journalism: Reading list for 5/5/2014

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism, media and technology during the past week, as well as articles related to the intersections of gender, race, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation and the media. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

13 Snarky News Headlines About Women, Improved (Buzzfeed)

H.K. journalists concerned over missing Chinese journalist Gao Yu (Global Post)

Activist Janet Mock Flips the Script, Asks Alicia Menendez to Prove Her Womanhood (Fusion)

Sexist Critics Dismiss Justice Sotomayor’s Impassioned Affirmative Action Dissent as ‘Emotional’ (PolicyMic)

What does your newsroom look like? Problems of gender and racial imbalance persist (World News Publishing Focus)

Gaming While Male: A ‘Privilege’ Few Men Recognize (NPR)

Did Dorothy have a confidence problem? (by Kathy Miller)

Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpufCall
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We encourage readers to submit suggestions of articles to include in future editions of this feature by sending an email to genderreport[at]gmail.com. For links to articles like these throughout the week, follow @GenderReport on Twitter.

Women in journalism: Reading list for 4/27/2014

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism, media and technology during the past week, as well as articles related to the intersections of gender, race, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation and the media. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

Where the Women Are: Measuring Female Leadership in the New Journalism Ecology (Meg Heckman)

Opinion: The Media Has a Woman Problem (New York Times)

Russian Politician Bullies Female Journalists (VIDEO) (The World Post)

Female in Gaza (New York Times)

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Talking About Race (NPR)

Imagining a misogyny-free internet (GenderIT.org)

Journalism’s hiring transparency problem (Columbia Journalism Review)

Journalism’s hiring transparency problem

FBomb Joins Women’s Media Center (WMC)

Cosmopolitan.com hires Jill Filipovic, burnishes feminist cred (Capital New York)

Jill Abramson on Leaning In, Leadership & Legacy (Gotham Mag)

Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpufCall
Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpuf
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We encourage readers to submit suggestions of articles to include in future editions of this feature by sending an email to genderreport[at]gmail.com. For links to articles like these throughout the week, follow @GenderReport on Twitter.

Women in journalism: Reading list for 4/20/2014

The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism, media and technology during the past week, as well as articles related to the intersections of gender, race, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation and the media. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

Where Twitter and Feminism Meet (The Nation)

Attack on AP journalists in Afghanistan rekindles a daughter’s pain (Washington Post)

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits (Columbia Journalism Review)

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/realtalk/women_digital_startups.php#sthash.Nbzqj8a8.dpuf

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography (NPR)

Home Is the First 3D Animated Film Starring A Black Character (Jezebel)

WGA: Women Screenwriters Losing Ground, Money to Male Counterparts (The Wrap)

Photojournalist Maggie Steber never gives up (Poynter)

New award named for AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (Poynter)

Call for Proposals: Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant – See more at: http://mediastorm.com/blog/2014/04/04/call-for-proposals-alexia-foundation-2014-womens-initiative-grant/#sthash.fW8ULB29.dpufCall
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We encourage readers to submit suggestions of articles to include in future editions of this feature by sending an email to genderreport[at]gmail.com. For links to articles like these throughout the week, follow @GenderReport on Twitter.