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Lynn Povich

Lynn Povich appears in the following:

The Good Girls Revolt at Newsweek

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lynn Povich talks about working at Newsweek in the 1960s, and discovering that women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. She was a ringleader of the 46 Newsweek women who charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion in 1970. It was the first female class action lawsuit—and the first by women journalists. In The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace, she tells the story of this turning point through the lives of several participants.

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The Gender Bias Lawsuit that Changed Journalism

Monday, September 10, 2012

On March 16, 1970, 46 of Newsweek’s female employees publicly accused the magazine of gender discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first class female class action lawsuit, and Lynn Povich was proud to be a part of it. 

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Not Your Mother's Sexism

Friday, March 26, 2010

Forty years ago, a group of women sued Newsweek magazine for sex discrimination. Jessica Bennett, senior Newsweek writer, and Lynn Povich, the magazine’s first female senior editor and one of the original litigants, reflect on the suit and talk about what’s changed and what hasn’t for women in ...

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