Equal rites

May 12, 2014

Pew Research decided to take a look at how women are faring in newsrooms now that Jill Abramson’s exited the NY Times. From them, we know that women make up 36% of all newspaper staffs and are 35% of supervisory positions.

Andrew Beaujon at Poynter followed it up with Women journalists make 17% less than men. Saqib Ahmed from Reuters said, “The median salary of women journalists is 83 percent of their male counterparts’ pay.” Kalani Gordon at the Baltimore Sun added it’s “A surprise to no woman, and something I was taught to try to combat in school.”

In another look at equality, but of a different kind, The Guardian charts lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world. Nikolia Apostolou with the New York Times said, “Great infographic on LGBT rights around the world. made by the @guardian. Sad news in most countries.” Sarah Slobin from the Wall Street Journal added, “Cool thing among things that i love about this interactive @fcage bit.ly/1lIhQlF is 'share your story.’”

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