this kind of thinking among so many white male editors, despite clear evidence to the contrary, highlights the bubbles I have been spending most of my career fighting to break into:
Aside from being patently untrue it blows my mind that the editor-in-chief of the Atlantic still doesn't know better than to say this out loud!!!
Deleting the original tweet because I think it misrepresents what was being said. Also, I now inherently distrust any snip that doesn't include a link to the original article. Which is here
3) Please please read the whole story, including the comments from , the first female executive editor in the company's history.
Letā€™s help and build a list of fabulous women writers who can and have written 10,000 word stories, as well as highlight publications that have done this good work already. (Thread. Add to it!)
In 2016, women made up just 17% of editorial leadership at . Today, women account for 63% of newsroom leaders.
A bit more: Most of the writers of magazine cover stories have been men because men have traditionally been given the opportunity to do so. We're trying to change this at . interviewed me about changes at the magazine here
Okay, God help me, but I have three (3) thoughts about this and since most Americans Working in Media aren't awake yet, it seems like a good time to share them. Brief thread.
2/2 's story has the details about how we're trying to improve (going from 17% women leaders to 63% women leaders in less than 3 years, for 1 thing). I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear in this interview, and I'm sorry that I hurt anyone.
So much about this just isn't true. But most of all: Maybe it's "really, really hard" to write long, but you just have to be given the chance and have a good editor. By which I mean: engaged and patient. Some pieces I've been proud to edit... (THREAD)
I understand that there is no greater enemy of justice than The Atlantic, so Goldberg's an easy target, but I don't see how you can read this in context as anything but him saying white male journalists have been given career opportunities denied others.
In 2016, women made up just 17 percent of editorial leadership at The Atlantic. Today, women account for 63 percent of newsroom leaders.
The Atlanticā€™s Jeffrey Goldbergā© with a...take: ā€œItā€™s really, really hard to write a 10,000-word cover story. There are not a lot of journalists in America who can do it. The journalists in America who do it are almost exclusively white males.ā€
Promoting based on potential: How The Atlantic is putting a lot more women in charge via
A few thoughts. First, what is doing to bring more women into top positions is legit exciting, and not just because it means promotions for beloved alumni!
Maybe I'm too generous a reader, but I don't think was saying women can't write long-form. To me, it seemed like he was (inelegantly) saying that white men are the only ones who've been given a shot.
Read the actual interview. That's all.