A commonplace (research) book.
by Alexis Madrigal
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley's Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society
Earlier today, I posted a query to Twitter: “If you could hire any three journalists working primarily online right now, who would they be?” I later clarified by query, “I think the word ‘journalist’ confused things. Think of your favorite three people who write online (whatever you call them). Who are they?”
In total, 84 suggestions came in, 40 women and 44 men. But out of the first 39 suggestions, only 12 were female. When I pointed that out, the number of women suggested jumped, eventually evening out when the total number reached into the 70s. Lois Beckett asked if I’d post the list and since all responses were public, here it is (sorted by first name because that was easiest).
Alexandra (The Tsarita Sez)
Chris Burke Shay
Sugar from the Rumpus