Philobiblon: Not in the news

Monday, May 23, 2005

Not in the news

No wonder newspapers are always struggling to find pictures of women to "decorate" their pages ...

"Women's views absent in the news

May 23, 2005
Women have come a long way in American society in the past 40 years - just not in terms of the news.
Women are quoted in stories far less frequently than men, 33 percent compared with 76 percent, according to a new report due out this morning. Daily newspapers did the best job of citing women, though less than 50 percent of the articles surveyed included a female voice, while cable television had the worst performance ..."
From Newsday


Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting - i hadn't heard that angle before. i wonder if it were broken down by interviewer, would women interview more men than women as well? I would guess they might too, although more like 60-40%. awareness is the first step to change... thanks

5/25/2005 03:38:00 am  

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