WMC Research & Reports

Number of Female Oscar Nominees for Behind-the-Scenes Roles Drops;

Women represent only 20 percent of the non-acting categories in the 89th annual Academy Award nominations, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis. Despite an overhaul of membership last year, where hundreds of new members were invited, including many women and people of color, female Oscar nominees dipped two percentage points from last year’s nominations.

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#WhoTalks - Cable/News Analysts & Gender in 2016 Presidential Election Project Totals

A glance at how CNN, MSNBC and FOX fared in their representation of women analysts in coverage of the three presidential debates. The Women's Media Center is working in partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics on Who Talks, a research project led by Gender Avenger.

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Where Voters Saw Most Sexist Treatment of Women Candidates in Media

There is agreement among voters that social media followed by cable news and broadcast news are the top places that they see the most sexist treatment of women candidates and elected officials, according to research conducted during the final days of the U.S. presidential election.

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#WhoTalks - Cable/News Analysts & Gender in 2016 Presidential Election

2016 Presidential Debates

A glance at how CNN, MSNBC and FOX fared in their representation of women analysts in coverage of the three presidential debates. The Women's Media Center is working in partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics on Who Talks, a research project led by Gender Avenger.

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Women's Media Center Investigation: 2016 Review of Gender & Primetime Nominations, at a Glance

Women Under Represented in Behind-the-Scenes Roles in 2016 Primetime Emmy Nominations.

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#WhoTalks - Cable/News Analysts & Gender in 2016 Presidential Election

Women's Media Center is working in partnership with Center for American Women and Politics on Who Talks, a research project led by Gender Avenger.

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WMC Investigation: 10-Year Review of Oscar Nominations & Gender

February 2016

Over the past decade, women account for just 19 percent of all non-acting Oscar nominations, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis.
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WMC Media Watch: The Gender Gap in Coverage of Reproductive Issues

January 2016

Male voices and perspectives eclipse female ones -- even in coverage of women’s reproductive issues -- according to research released by the Women’s Media Center.
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Writing Rape: How U.S. Media Cover Campus Rape and Sexual Assault

December 2015

Media coverage of U.S. campus rape and sexualized violence is significantly skewed toward the bylines and voices of men, according to a Women’s Media Center report.
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WMC Investigation: 10-Year Review of Gender & Emmy Nominations

September 2015

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) released its yearly report on the status of women in U.S. media. The report is based on new and original research that finds that the media landscape is still dominated by male voices and male perspectives.
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The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2015

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) today released its yearly report on the status of women in U.S. media. The report is based on new and original research that finds that the media landscape is still dominated by male voices and male perspectives.
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WMC Divided 2015: The Media Gender Gap

The Women’s Media Center – founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem – has the goal of making women visible and powerful in media. The Women’s Media Center (WMC) released its yearly report on the status of women in U.S. media 2015.
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2015 Review of Women and the Academy Awards

The Women’s Media Center released its 2015 review of the status of women as nominees for non-acting Academy Awards.
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WMC Divided 2014: The Media Gender Gap

We examined 20 of the most widely circulated, read, viewed and listened to U.S. based TV networks, newspapers, news wires and online news sites. The research findings tell a stark story about where women stand across every platform in the 24/7 news cycle.
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The Status of Women in U.S. Media 2014

While noting barriers broken by top women in media like Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer and Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, WMC’s 2014 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report notes a troubling status quo and, in some places, a slipping back in time.
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The Women’s Media Center’s Media Guide to Covering Reproductive Issues

The media guide is a resource for journalists, producers, and interview bookers to help them understand medical, health, legal, social policy, and other key issues in covering today’s reproductive stories and to identify key organizations and leaders who support and oppose reproductive freedom.
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The Status of Women in U.S. Media 2013

Using an avalanche of new surveys, studies and reports, the Women’s Media Center report examines the representation of women in newspapers, online-only news sites, television, radio, social media, literature, video games, film and television, sports news, newsmakers and corporate/technology leadership. It also looks at how women's issues, female journalists and newsmakers fared during the 2012 presidential election.
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NAME IT. CHANGE IT. Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage Women Candidates + Politicians

Name It. Change It. is a nonpartisan joint project of the Women’s Media Center and She Should Run. We work to identify, prevent, and end sexist media coverage of federal and gubernatorial women candidates, elected politicians, and high-profile public officials of all races. We monitor coverage by all members of the press—from bloggers to radio hosts to television pundits. Our goal, to quote Katie Couric, is to “make sexism as repugnant as racism.”
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The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2012

The Women’s Media Center released a report that shines a light on the status of women in media.  The Women’s Media Center 2012 Report on the Status of Women in US Media underscores the crucial need to hold media accountable for an equal voice and equal participation. Women’s Media Center co-founders, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem hailed the report as a wake-up call for media makers and media consumers.
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NAME IT. CHANGE IT. An Examinanation of the Impact of Media Coverage of Women Candidates's Appearance


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NAME IT. CHANGE IT. Simulation of the Impact of Sexism in Campaigns


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NAME IT. CHANGE IT. Research (2010)


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