Hopefully, you will appreciate this style update, announced at #aces2012. We now support the modern usage of hopefully: it’s hoped, we hope.
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 17, 2012
The Chicago Tribune’s Bonnie Miller Rubin has a great piece today about being hired by the Davenport Times-Democrat in 1973, and being introduced to readers by the editor as a “pert young miss” who will be covering sports. (It was Sports Lite, actually; she did stories on the lives of coaches’ wives, trendy workout fashions and what makes for a good cheerleader.) “Please no special treatment for her just because she’s a member of the fairer sex,” her boss wrote in his new-reporter introduction.
It seems so degrading now, but it was common for those of us in that first large wave of women to transform the newspaper business.