Do Women Have the Necessities to Write Long-Form Journalism?Comments
This is something that the editor of the goddamned Atlantic Monthly said in public in 2019:
It’s really, really hard to write a 10,000-word cover story. There are not a lot of journalists in America who can do it. The journalists in America who do it are almost exclusively white males. What I have to do — and I haven’t done this enough yet — is again about experience versus potential. You can look at people and be like, well, your experience is writing 1,200-word pieces for the web and you’re great at it, so good going!
What can you even say about this? Coming from the guy who hired Kevin Williamson?
Remember when Jeffrey Goldberg hired Kevin “women who get abortions should be hanged by the state” Williamson to write for the Atlantic.— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) June 6, 2019
And say this for most of the women who write long-form articles, very few have been this bad and pernicious:
Also, how tf does Jeffrey Goldberg have any job in media anymore, let alone as the editor-in-chief of one of the remaining magazines in the country? THANKS FOR THE WAR, JEFF. pic.twitter.com/C9dLdqaqhv— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 6, 2019
But how many women have the deep journalistic experience of, uh, the shitty ex-mayor who will write stuff while also doing a full-time Wall Street gig?