Study: Sun-Times has most bylines by women, NYT fewest

Women's Media Center

Forty-six percent of bylines at the Chicago Sun-Times during the last three months of 2013 belonged to women, researchers at the Women's Media Center found in its annual report on women's representation in the media. That was the highest proportion of women writing among the newspapers the center studied.

The only predominantly digital publication with a higher percentage of women's bylines was The Huffington Post, which was almost even during that period. But: "researchers were not able to distinguish [HuffPost's] paid contributors from non-paid contributors."

New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson told WMC: “During my tenure, half of the news masthead of the Times—traditionally the highest ranking editors—are women." Abramson also said "she is concerned that comparatively few women apply for newsroom technology jobs," the report says. "That is a reality for the entire news industry as it pushes further onto assorted digital platforms, she added."

  • 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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