Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Head Scratcher Moment....

An article in the New York Times was released last week about the Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg who is pushing a feminist movement through her book called, "Lean In" that will be released to bookstores on March 11th. In her book, she writes about gender issues in the workforce and how hard it is to break the glass ceiling as a woman. Although she is not the first female entrepreneur to publish a book about these matters, I personally think it will be intriguing to read about her story of how she broke the glass ceiling as CEO of Facebook and her advices for all women on how they can achieve that. Sheryl Sandberg will utilize social media platforms to push the feminist movement and encourage women to break the glass ceiling and make that change in their lives. Only time will tell of how successful she will be on raising awareness and pushing this feminist movement.

Here is the New York Times article called, " A Titan’s How-To on Breaking the Glass Ceiling"

After reading the article, would you think that this is just a regular article published by the New York Times?

Will you believe that this article was actually on the front page of the New York Times last week?

Does the article now seem a bit odd or maybe even out of place to make it to the front page of the New York Times? (Especially when the front page of the New York Times that day and usually mainly about the nation's political matters and the big topic of the week on Sequestration cuts)

I stumbled upon this article because I have to read the New York Times on a daily basis for my journalism class. My professor read this article to us in class and addressed how odd it was that this article made it to the front page of the New York Times. The entire class agreed it was a little odd and the professor asked us why do you think the article made it to the front page.

No one had an answer, not even the professor himself and so we moved on to the lesson of the day.

What do you guys think? The article is very straight forward but are their hidden messages?

My only conclusion is maybe the editor-in-chief of the New York Times, Martha Nelson, hidden agenda is to bring this to our attention of this feminist movement pushed by Sheryl Sandberg. Although the New York Times is always objective with the hard hitting news of the nation on it's front page....

What makes this article different?


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