The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

by Lynn Povich
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The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich

The untold story of an uprising that transformed the Mad Men office culture: its bittersweet impact on the women involved, and what has—and hasn't—changed

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ISBN-13: 9781610393263
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lynn Povich began her career at Newsweek as a secretary. In 1975 she became the first woman senior editor in the magazine's history. Since leaving Newsweek in 1991, Povich has been editor-in-chief of Working Woman magazine and managing editor/senior executive producer for MSNBC.Com. Winner of the prestigious Matrix Award, Povich edited a book of columns by her father, famed Washington Post sports journalist Shirley Povich. She is married to Stephen Shepard, former editor-in-chief of Business Week and founding dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. They have two children.

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The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NewsieQ More than 1 year ago
The gender discrimination at Newsweek magazine in the 1950s and 1960s was blatant. Men with college degrees from Ivy League colleges worked as writers, reporters and editors. Women with the same credentials were, for the most part, relegated to the ghetto of research and fact-checking. Period. The story of how the “good girls” of Newsweek changed that in the 1970s is related by one of the women in that suit. The attitudes of the men of Newsweek seem in some ways almost quaint. And they justified discrimination as part of the “tradition” of the magazine field. Lynn Povich’s story is more memoir than journalism history and that is not meant as a criticism. She relates the fear that accompanied talk of a lawsuit and how the women came together to face their powerful bosses – including publisher Katharine Graham. And it should come as no surprise that many of the woman who were discriminated against back then rose to the top of the journalism field, some to become household names. Others were not so lucky. Fascinating story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago