Still: this is bigger than a sourcing problem. This is a byline problem, a Style section problem, a language problem, a trend story problem, a lazy journalism problem, an oversimplification problem. Also: I fundamentally reject the notion that women are less likely to want to be quoted.
There are free online databases to check for plagiarism. Maybe what we need is a free online database to check for dumbass, avoidable gender bias.
In an analysis of 352 front-page stories from the January and February of this year, a study found that the New York Times quoted more than three times as many male as female sources. Read more at Poynter
…someone from high school announces she is pregnant and your first response is terror and then you realize you’re at an age where it’s perfectly acceptable to get pregnant but you’re still mortified.
Yeah. That just happened right now.
News story on the UC Davis protests during the 2009/2010 school year.One of my favorite things I’ve ever produced/written.
Mr. Show: Why Are They Now?
Back row, l-r: Scottt Adsit, Jerry Minor, John Ennis, Jay Johnston, Brian Posehn
Middle row: Paul F. Tompkins, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Artemis Pebdani
Front row: Stephanie Courtney
I NEED THIS NOWWWW