Endangered Species?

According to this article in the Boston Globe, it seems I am of a dying breed.  Here’s an interesting excerpt.

…young men may be backing away from the profession as opportunities shrink and women are promoted more quickly. “It’s faster for [women] to move up the food chain,” said Bob Papper, head of the journalism department at Hofstra University, where he studies newsroom trends. “It takes longer for men to get on the air at a decent size station.”

Some station managers also think they can increase their ratings by putting attractive young women in the anchor chairs, Papper said. “In television, what you look like matters, and that is true for both men and women,” he said. “Young women can look more mature than men of the same age. The fact is that the average woman coming out of school, if you dress her up and put makeup on, she looks like an adult. The average guy coming out of school looks like he’s coming out of puberty. It’s not discrimination. It’s biology.”   (Boston Globe)

Ah!  So it’s not reverse reverse discrimination.  It’s biology.  But to maximize the biology, you need chemistry.  And that is TV science.

Advertisements

About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
This entry was posted in Media, TV Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s