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Newspaperman Inside the News Business at The Wall Street Journal by Warren Phillips

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CHAPTER 26Women on the BattlementsThe Fight for Equality

IN 1973, SHORTLY after Dow Jones moved its Manhattan headquarters from Broad Street to 22 Cortlandt Street, Edgar Roll, the company’s circulation sales director, gave me and other members of the Management Committee a routine slide presentation in the executive-floor dining room. It showed circulation progress and forecasts for the Journal and the company’s other publications. Projected on a screen at the front of the room were slides showing columns of comparative statistics, slides showing bar charts and pie charts, slides showing graphs. It was pretty dry stuff. Trying to lighten the mood, someone had prepared a final slide that showed a woman’s bare derriere with the words “The End” ...

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