Australian Financial Review betrayed by numbers after Samantha Maiden misfire | The Weekly Beast

Australian Financial Review betrayed by numbers after Samantha Maiden misfire | The Weekly Beast

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Women writers make up just 18% of Fin’s front-page stories. Plus: Gerard Henderson corrects ratings claim

The Australian Financial Review’s editor-in-chief, Michael Stutchbury, has been doing his best to mop up the mess from the paper’s misfire on Samantha Maiden, which led to the AFR being accused of rolling out misogynist tropes in its coverage of female reporters in Canberra.

In one letter to the editor, which Stutchbury replied to publicly in the form of an editorial, the subscriber said Stutchbury needed to “hold [himself] to account about the bias of some of your journalists”.

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