National Magazine Awards Judges Discover That Women Can Write, After All

When the 2012 National Magazine Award finalists were announced last year, exactly zero women were nominated in what most journalists consider the gold-star categories: reporting, features, profiles, essays, and columns. "The National Magazine Awards have sent a pretty clear message," Erin Belieu from VIDA: Women in… » 4/02/13 5:30pm 4/02/13 5:30pm

2012 VIDA Byline Gender Parity Count Is Out and Depressing As Ever

VIDA, an organization that "seeks to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women through meaningful conversation and the exchange of ideas among existing and emerging literary communities," has just released its annual, soul-crushing tally of how male to female reviewers and male to female-written… » 3/04/13 2:00pm 3/04/13 2:00pm

When a Boy Genius Like Jonah Lehrer Fails

Journalists are conflicted about Jonah Lehrer, judging by the number of frantic Gchats and emails I received from my peers yesterday after Michael C. Moynihan broke the news in Tablet that the 31-year-old wunderkind science writer, already under fire for extensive "self-plagiarizing," attributed numerous fake quotes… » 7/31/12 10:40am 7/31/12 10:40am