Give Her a Name  | American Journalism Review
 AJR  Drop Cap
From AJR,   June/July 2007

Give Her a Name   

By AJR Staff
     


When news of the pay raise and promotion package that World Bank employee Shaha Ali Riza received from World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz went public, one thing was certain: Riza and her relationship with Wolfowitz would be the center of attention. Surprisingly uncertain was how the press would describe her. Here are just a few of the myriad media titles for Riza:

Washington Post-- "girlfriend"

New York Times-- "companion"

Baltimore Sun-- "longtime romantic partner"

Financial Times, London-- "a bank official with whom [Wolfowitz] was romantically involved"

Irish Times-- "partner"

USA Today-- "longtime companion"

Star-Ledger, Newark-- "a bank employee [Wolfowitz] has dated"

The Business Times Singapore-- "romantic companion"

San Diego Union-Tribune-- "a World Bank employee with whom Wolfowitz has acknowledged a close personal relationship"

###