Why so few top women editors?
Question: When I intially saw your article about answering questions that readers have, I thought that was a great idea, and still do. Keep it up. The other thing I noticed was that all but one of your editors is a man. How come you don't have more women in the upper-editor positions? Barb Shaw
Answer: The writer is correct, we have too few women in senior management positions. It is an embarrassment. I can offer no explanation for this paper's inability to hire, develop and promote women in the past. But I have made a commitment to reverse the situation. Several female staffers have been promoted in recent months and more such promotions and hires are in the works. -- Steve Smith, editor