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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. The gender disparity is even more glaring in sports stories referencing sexual assault or in stories written by sports reporters. The research also found that the writer’s gender affected how stories were told. The WMC yearlong substantive look at how print media is covering rape and sexualized violence on campuses examines the gender of reporters, the gender of sources, and the topic focus from 12 top-circulation U.S. newspapers and wire services.

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