A Women’s Media Center investigation of who provides coverage for 28 top news outlets shows that male journalists continue to report most news, especially for wires and TV prime-time evening broadcasts.
69 percent of news wire bylines (AP and Reuters) are snagged by men – by far the biggest gender gap in news media; 31 percent by women.
63 percent of TV prime-time news broadcasts, feature male anchors and correspondents; 37 percent are women.
60 percent of online news is written by men; 40 percent by women.
59 percent of print news is written by men; 41 percent by women.
Overall, men produce 63 percent of the analyzed reports while women produce 37 percent.
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