Monday, March 17, 2008

PIECE O' PIE CHART: March 16, 2008

Erratum: Sam Tanenhaus has been NY Times editor since 2004. (Many thanks to Shanna for pointing this out.) Historically, the gender bias is consistent with today's appalling statistics, averaging 20% women reviewed/reviewers, though Sammy may be breaking that all-time low.

Each week, Gertrude's Basket will create a pie chart illustrating The New York Times Book Review's gender bias. Charles McGrath is editor and thus primarily responsible for what gets reviewed and by whom. Included in the chart is the last page essay. Excluded is everything in the Best Sellers pages. Here's this week's:


shanna said...

Sam Tanenhaus replaced Chip McGrath in 2004 I think...unless CM has come back. I no longer keep up.

But the graphs are illustrative--thanks!

Debra said...

Thanks so much, Shanna, for pointing out my mistake. I have corrected the pies. Rebaked them, so to speak.