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The IJPC Journal, Volume 5 - Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Washington Women Journalists: Fact vs. Fiction

Maurine Beasley


This study looks at six books of fiction published between 1990 and 2013 featuring ambitious, intelligent, and well-educated women journalists working in Washington, D.C. The authors of two of the books?Girls No More by Caryl Rivers (a journalism professor at Boston University) and The List by Karin Tanabe (a Washington journalist who has experience in on-line journalism)?are interviewed. The other four books?Squeeze Play, Corruption of Faith, Murder on the Gravy Train, and Grave Apparel?are by a sports writer, a restaurant critic, and experienced reporters. The books show Washington journalism as extremely competitive, run by male editors, rife with sexual harassment, and difficult to balance with personal lives.

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