But in becoming “one of the girls,” women may enter into a dangerous bargain—reinforcing stereotypes that restrict them in the first place. Women like Raddatz violate these stereotypes. Which is why, apparently, when she delivers bravura journalistic performances, Howard Kurtz sits at his computer and writes about it. 


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Michael Schudson & Danielle Haas write The Research Report for CJR. Schudson teaches at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and in the Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. Haas is a Ph.D. candidate in Communications at Columbia.