“Newspapers are notoriously resistant to change, particularly when it involves gender,” Gail Shister writes in a column about Philadelphia Inquirer’s newsroom managers.
For a news organization that says it’s all about the future, the Inquirer continues to be stuck in a boys-club mentality from the ’70s. …
Under new ownership (again), the Inky masthead is still dominated by men: Bill Marimow and Bob Hall, brought back as editor and publisher. Newsroom buzz is that former owner Brian Tierney, who drove the papers into bankruptcy, may return as a consultant. The Three B-Boys ride again.
Shister, a former Inquirer TV reporter, wonders about the Philadelphia Daily News’ long-term survival, but says “at the Inky, it’s a safe bet that it will be around for years to come, and that boys will still be calling the shots.”