Monday, January 24, 2005

NOT ALL MEN. Media Log was reminded this morning that though the Boston Globe was surely a boys' club until the 1990s, there were still plenty of pioneering women at the paper. The best-known: columnist Ellen Goodman, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980, and whose work continues to appear on the op-ed page.

Anne Wyman was editorial-page editor for a good stretch of the Tom Winship era. Loretta McLaughlin, a pioneering medical reporter, also did a stint as editorial-page editor. Muriel Cohen, who covered the education beat for years, helped the Globe win a Pulitzer for its coverage of the school-desegregation battles of the 1970s.

This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list - just a reminder that the Globe of David Nyhan's heyday wasn't exclusively an all-male preserve.

By the way, there are going to be a lot of tributes to Nyhan over the next week or so. Globe columnist Adrian Walker's piece today is well worth reading.

DYLAN IN BLACK AND WHITE. The most fascinating story in the Sunday Globe got buried in the regional Globe North section. It should have been on the front of Living/Arts - or maybe the front page. It's about an Amesbury photographer named Douglas Gilbert, who took some extraordinary photos of Bob Dylan in 1964 that no one knew about until a few years ago.

The story, by Steven Rosenberg, is here; and Gilbert's online Dylan portfolio is here.

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