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NPR's Nina Totenberg on the Supreme Court, women in journalism, and her father’s violin

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Article

Publication Date

2-8-2019

Abstract

Nina Totenberg has been covering the United States Supreme Court since Earl Warren’s last year as chief justice, in 1969. As you might imagine, a few things have changed since then.

Start with the obvious, as NPR’s legal affairs correspondent did Thursday night, February 7, before an audience of more than 500 people in Corbett Family Hall’s seventh-floor ballroom. Though it still hasn’t reached parity, journalism’s gender landscape is evening out. Totenberg is far from the only woman in the newsroom — and she no longer writes her stories while sitting next to rookie male reporters making 50 percent more money than she does.

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