Is new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer being set up to fail?
As the first pregnant woman to lead a major company, her appointment was hailed as a huge step toward gender equality in corporate America. However, others see her rise as part of a depressingly familiar pattern known as the “glass cliff,” a term coined by academics a few years ago to describe a phenomenon in which women are more likely to be named the head of a company when it is struggling.
The media is biased. Not in the way that people think it is, but it’s certainly biased towards tension, it’s biased towards surprise. And so, there might be some kind of bias that leads us all towards a result that is counterintuitive and exciting.
A new infographic from the Project on Government Oversight looks back at the 46 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Read their companion post for a list of “5 Things the Public Wouldn’t Know Without FOIA.”
“Absolute truth is a very rare, and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.”
It’s the epic quest of campers everywhere: How do you roast that marshmallow just right? As part of our Summer Science series, NPR turned to a fire engineer for some professional guidance: The Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow
This will come in handy when we camp this summer at Glacier National Park.