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Emily Bell Upset That Vice, Quartz, Vox And Buzzfeed Are As Misogynistic As The Guardian

by | 17th, March 2014

THE GUARDIAN’S Emily Bell on  Comment is Free  on the lack of diversity in journalists hired for new startups:

“It is not just the four new (and still exciting) breakout projects of the year: Vice, Quartz, Buzzfeed, Politico… – these, too, are led by white men, and filled with more of them. It is as if Arianna Huffington never happened. Or as if diversity of leadership and ownership did not really matter, as long as the data-driven, responsively designed new news becomes a radical and successful enough departure from the drab anecdote laden guff put out by those other men.”

Let’s see some numbers:

Buzzfeed:  26 “on the team”, 6 are women.

Vice : 4 leaders; no women

Quartz : 34 on the team; 12 on the team

Politico : 3 executives; one woman

Bell was once editor-in-chief of Guardian Unlimited.

She is a white woman.

She sits on the board of the Scotts Trust, owner of the Guardian Media Group. Want to see what they look like?

 

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The picture above shows 4 out of 12 on the Scott Trust board are women. That’s “just over 30%”.

Bell says Ezra Klein, founder of Vox, is one “marquee journalist” letting minorities down:

“I was about to

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