But more to the point, why not till now? Former Guardian.co.uk editor Emily Bell could list previous UK national newspaper editors in a tweet, also noting that there used to be a lot of female online editors in the early days.
Actually, there are two in the editor’s chair right now: Tina Weaver at the Sunday Mirror and Dawn Neesom at the Daily Star. And men head the 19 other national daily and Sunday newspaper titles.
I was always amazed when attending media conferences how many male-dominated panels there were – in the top digital, as well as print, jobs.
Anyway, if like me, you’re curious about just how many there have been, see above for a list of UK national newspaper female editors – feel free to edit and add more if I’ve missed any.
My source for the table was Wikipedia and this rather good – and later updated – article in the Guardian by Hadley Freeman.
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