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  • Photographs taken in 1972 for a project titled

E is for Editor

Since 1980, women have equaled and occasionally outnumbered men at U.S. communication schools, and as many women as men enter the industry straight out of college. But as survey after survey shows, the percentage of women in the field steadily declines after that. Among journalists with 20 or more years of experience, only a third are women. The statistics are similar around the world. With the recent ouster of Jill Abramson at The New York Times, there are now only three female top editors at the 25 U.S. dailies with the biggest circulations. In 2017 Men still dominate media across all platforms—television, newspapers, online and wires—with change coming only incrementally.

adapted from

Loretta Scott, Editor Syracuse, New York 1972

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