More Women in Publishing

April 12th, 2005 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

First, we need to get something off our chest: would a major newspaper print a photo of a man picking his teeth? Combing his hair? Adjusting parts that need adjusting? Only if they want to diminish the man in question. While we do not believe in the concept of “liberal media”, we do believe that the New York Times tends to diminish women involved with writing and publishing. Hence the ridiculous shot of Judith Regan and her lipstick.

Love her, hate her, think whatever you like, but the bottom line is that Regan is doing something right from a business perspective. Setting aside the synergy thing that never seems to work, we find it fascinating that she’s looking at moving operations to Los Angeles. It’ll loosen up the industry a bit. Sure, she’s a bit on the naive side when it comes to our local vibe in L.A.:

She also said she intended to bring a different idea of culture to Southern California. “I would like to create a cultural center,” she said, a sort of salon where authors could meet informally with people in the television and film businesses, with a bookstore and cafe, space for readings or other cultural events and perhaps a studio for a radio show that she hopes to serve as host.

She’ll learn.

In other Regan news, it seems she’s also the angriest woman in media. It is unclear what she is angry about, but we presume headline writers are professionals and know their business. Sure, we’d probably go with something else, just based on her responses to questions, but we’ve never been the type to quibble. Much.

File Under: Publishers and Editors

1 response so far ↓

  • LisaM // Apr 13, 2005 at 8:48 am

    Is she more successful and influential than Phyllis Grann at her peak? How was Grann portrayed? (And what’s she doing now? She disappeared, didn’t she?)