Several weeks ago, I’m told, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension beneﬁts as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor were considerably less than the pay and pension beneﬁts of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs. ‘She confronted the top brass,’ one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was ‘pushy,’ a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect…. A third associate told me, ‘She found out that a former deputy managing editor”—a man—‘made more money than she did’ while she was managing editor. ‘She had a lawyer make polite inquiries about the pay and pension disparities, which set them off.’
For your consideration, Mad Men Emmy campaign
Mad Men Not a bad effort at re-creating 1960s’ styles, but like the show itself, the typography is a huge giveaway (it’s the one aspect that makes this series frustrating to watch, because it tries so hard elsewhere for verisimilitude). The Hendricks one is the least convincing, not just with the cuts of Adobe Garamond and Neue Helvetica (on the package), but the tight letterspacing of the body copy. The Slattery one’s cut of ITC Franklin Gothic also betrays the time.
Fox News’ misleading chart hides decades of Arctic Sea ice decline by only showing two years.
The second graphic from Skeptic Science shows what Fox is trying to cover up.
Ice, ice baby The 21st-century drops have been pretty major.