There’s No Crying in Newsrooms tells the stories of remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country over the past four decades. They started out as editorial assistants, fact checkers and news secretaries and ended up running multi-million-dollar news operations that determine a large part of what Americans read, view and think about the world. These women, who were calling in news stories while in labor and parking babies under their desks, never imagined that 40 years later young women entering the news business would face many of the same battles they did – only with far less willingness to put up and shut up.The female pioneers featured in this book have many lessons to teach about what it takes to succeed in media or any other male-dominated organization, and their message is more important now than ever before. Including stories and data from 2020—a year of unprecedented turmoil from a worldwide pandemic, rampant social upheaval, and divisive political battles—the updated edition of this chronicle of courage serves as both inspiration and impetus to continue the fight for equity and advancement in the media industry.
Foreword: We Learn From Each Other’s Experiences, and We Have Lots to LearnCampbell BrownAcknowledgmentsIntroduction to the Updated Edition : Finishing the Job We Started1 Too Wimpy or Too Bitchy? Finding an Effective Way to Lead2 From Getting Coffee to Running the Place3 Dealing with the Lechers Among Us4 The Dollars and Sense of Diversity5 A Short History of the First Female Editor of the New York Times6 Changing the News: How Women Shape Culture and Coverage7 What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Balancing Work and Family8 The Unfulfilled Promise of Digital Media9 The Next Generation: What Has Changed and What Has NotList of InterviewsNotesIndex