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National Journal ‘Women in Washington’ Issue Leads with Piece by NPR’s Michel Martin

NJCover07_26_14Friday we gave you the Magazine Cover of the Week, a look at NBC4′s Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler 25 year run as evening news anchors in the Washington Post Magazine, and we’re back to highlight National Journal’s “Women in Washington” issue.

In it, NPR’s Michel Martin penned the piece “What I’ve Left Unsaid: On Balancing Career and Family as a Woman of Color.”

On how the media portrays women of color, the NPR host of “Tell Me More” – set to fold August 1 – said, “It isn’t just the entertainment industry that does a poor job of depicting women of color and their full range of experiences; journalists should take some responsibility for this as well. One former TV boss of mine used to talk about getting a ‘white guy in a suit.’ The thinking was, if you wanted to show that whatever you were reporting on was a universal issue, you needed to go find a ‘white guy in a suit,’ either as the subject of the story or even to tell the story.”

The July 26 issue also features ”Go Ahead, Ruffle Some Feathers“ by former DC public school chancellor Michelle Rhee, ”Working Mother, Washington Powerhouse? Good Luck“ by Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, and ”How I Learned to Love My Firstness“ by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Check it out, here, or on newsstands now.

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