The girls in the balcony: women, men, and the New York Times

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Random House Publishing Group, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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The infuriating and inspiring story of the fight for equal rights at the world's greatest newspaper--by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who lived through it all. Nan Robertson tells the story of the sex discrimination suit that shook the newspaper in the early 1970s, sparked by the tiny balcony of the all-male National Press Club, where women reporters were forced to stand to cover speeches. 8 pages of photos.

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I’ve read several books about the history of The New York Times, but not much about its pioneering women reporters. The Girls in the Balcony remedied that. A Times reporter for three decades, Ms ... Read full review

The girls in the balcony: women, men, and the New York Times

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Former Times staffer Robertson details the woeful status of women reporters (the title refers to the balcony where women sat in the all-male National Press Club), especially and surprisingly at the ... Read full review


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Robertson was a long-time reporter and correspondent for the New York Times. Her times article on her own near-fatal attack of toxic shock syndrome won her the Pulitzer Prize.

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