02/16/2012 09:12 am ET Updated Apr 17, 2012

Boys Will Hire Boys: The Media Is Male and Getting Maler

My first job in journalism was at a local newspaper staffed mostly by men. When many of them left for gigs elsewhere, I was told that hiring decisions would be based on finding the "best person for the job." In a matter of months, we had staffed all of our management positions with three white men named Mike. So I tipped the gender balance even further--I quit.

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