Study: Most campaign coverage written by men

Seventy-six percent of articles about the GOP primary and 72 percent of articles about the presidential campaign were written by men, according to a press release from the Women's Media Center. The Fourth Estate compiled the data, which I can't find online yet, but this graphic from that group shows similarly dismal numbers among major outlets quoting women in coverage of issues like abortion, women's rights and birth control.

The press release refers to ASNE's diversity studies, which show that men account for about 63 percent of newsroom employees.

Related: Why 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors | Why women don’t contribute to opinion pages as often as men & what we can do about it | National Magazine Awards to honor men this year | VIDA's annual byline count (VIDA)

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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