Study: Men dominate business and economic coverage
Men receive 62 percent of the byline and other credits in business and economics coverage across all media formats, according to a new report from the Women’s Media Center.
That’s slightly better than overall coverage. Overall, men dominate, receiving 65 percent of byline and other credits in print, online, television and wire news. Women receive 34 percent.
At The Wall Street Journal, men receive 67 percent of byline and other credits, according to the study.
In technology and media coverage, men receive 62 percent of the byline and other credits.
However, on the seven weekday cable and network prime-time evening broadcasts, women report 65 percent of the business and economy stories and 57 percent of the technology and media coverage.
For online news sites, men receive 58 percent of the byline and other credits for business and economy coverage. And in wire services, men receive 59 percent of the byline and other credits for business and economy coverage.
Women’s Media Center researchers analyzed 62,002 pieces of content from Jan. 1 through March 31 for 30 news outlets across four platforms: print newspaper, online news, broadcast network and cable TV news, and wire services in the United States.
The full report can be found here.