After it was asked by members to look into pay disparities at the Washington Post, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild says that women earn on average 86 percent of what men at the Post earn. Broken down by job, male reporters earn $7,000 more, male columnists earn $23,000 more, and male producers earn $4,000 more than their female counterparts. The disparities also go beyond gender, the union says: It found assistant editors who identify as people of color earn 15 percent less than their white counterparts.
+ But Washington Post deputy managing editor Tracy Grant disputes the union’s methodology for analyzing pay: “I think it’s unwise to look at the simple average or even the median because it doesn’t take into account such factors as experience … Furthermore the broad median figures don’t account for the nature of the positions. Without examining experience and role, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from these numbers” (Washington Post)