WMC Divided 2017: The Media Gender Gap

A Women’s Media Center investigation of who provides coverage for 20 top news outlets shows that women journalists continue to report less of the news than do men journalists.

Overall, men produce 62.3 percent of the analyzed reports while women produce 37.7 percent.

The study found that the disparity exists in newspapers, online news, wire services and television news, but is especially stark in TV news.

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Divided 2017: Media Gender Gap

Media Landscape

WMC Divided 2017: Evening Broadcasts

  WMC Divided 2017: Print

WMC Divided 2017: Internet

WMC Divided 2017: Wires

  WMC Divided 2017: What do women report on

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WMC Divided 2017: Infographic


The “Divided” research is released in conjunction with WMC’s “Status of Women in U.S. Media 2017” — a snapshot of women in media platforms as diverse as news, literature, broadcast, film, television, radio, online, tech, gaming, and social media.

“Divided” analyzed bylines, on-camera anchor and correspondent appearances, and TV producer credits on 24,117 pieces of content produced from Sept. 1, 2016 through Nov. 30, 2016. The survey consisted of broadcast news from ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS; the online news sites of CNN, Fox News, Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast; and 10 of the nation’s most widely circulated newspapers. They are: Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times; New York Daily News, New York Post, San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and USA Today.