May 23, 2005

The Gender Gap

Topline

Female Sources in the News–by Outlet
     
Outlet
   
Newspapers
Net. Even.

PBS NewsHour
Net. Morn.
Cable

Internet
Total

Female Source #
0
Count
3871
489
228
537
2686
1214
9025
%
58.7%
72.6%
82.9%
65.8%
81.5%
63.8%
66.6%
1
Count
1437
108
30
178
502
400
2655
%
21.8%
16.0%
10.9%
21.8%
15.2%
21.0%
19.6%
2
Count
681
50
11
62
84
178
1066
%
10.3%
7.4%

4.0%
7.6%
2.6%

9.4%
7.9%

3
Count
331
12

5
25
12

75
460

%
5.0%
1.8%

1.8%
3.1%
0.4%

3.9%
3.4%

4
Count
269
15

1
14
10

36
345

%
4.1%
2.2%
0.4%

1.7%
0.3%
1.9%

2.5%

Total
Count
6589
674
275
816
3294
1903
13551
%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
                   

 

Male Sources in the News–by Outlet
     
Outlet
   
Newspapers
Net. Even.

PBS NewsHour
Net. Morn.
Cable

Internet
Total

Male Source #
0
Count

776
249
112
367
1543
208
3255
%
11.8%
36.9%
40.7%
45.0%
46.8%
10.9%
24.0%
1
Count
1085
105
44
185
1060
367
2846
%
16.5%
15.6%
16.0%
22.7%
32.2%
19.3%
21.0%
2
Count
1263
122
41
126
345
370
2267
%
19.2%
18.1%
14.9%
15.4%
10.5%
19.4%
16.7%
3
Count
1231
84
13
68
192
317
1905
%
18.7%
12.5%
4.7%
8.3%
5.8%
16.7%
14.1%
4
Count
2234
114
65
70
154
641
3278
%
33.9%
16.9%
23.6%
8.6%
4.7%
33.7%
24.2%
Total
Count
6589
674
275
816
3294
1903
13551
%
100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

                   

 

Female Sources by Story Topic–ALL MEDIA
     
Female Sources
     
None
1+
Total
Story Topic Recoded
Government
Count
1853
1429
3282
% within Story Topic Recoded
56.5%
43.5%
100.0%
Defense/Military
Count
232
65
297
% within Story Topic Recoded
78.1%
21.9%
100.0%
Foreign Affairs
Count
936
233
1169

% within Story Topic Recoded
80.1%

19.9%
100.0%

Campaign/elections
Count
663

337
1000

% within Story Topic Recoded
66.3%

33.7%
100.0%

Domestic Affairs
Count
1075

632
1707

% within Story Topic Recoded
63.0%
37.0%

100.0%

Crime
Count
293
190
483
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
60.7%
39.3%
100.0%
 
Business
Count
292
146
438

% within Story Topic Recoded

66.7%

33.3%

100.0%

 
Celebrity/entertainment
Count
386
238
624
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
61.9%
38.1%
100.0%
 
Lifestyle
Count
393
437
830
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
47.3%
52.7%
100.0%
 
Science/technology
Count
132
67
199
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
66.3%
33.7%
100.0%

Male Sources by Story Topic–ALL MEDIA
     
Male Sources
     
None

1+

Total

Story Topic Recoded
Government
Count
464
2818
3282
% within Story Topic Recoded
14.1%
85.9%
100.0%
Defense/Military
Count
70
227
297
% within Story Topic Recoded
23.6%
76.4%
100.0%
Foreign Affairs
Count
231
938
1169

% within Story Topic Recoded
19.8%
80.2%
100.0%

Campaign/elections
Count
164
836
1000

% within Story Topic Recoded
16.4%
83.6%
100.0%

Domestic Affairs
Count
458
1249
1707

% within Story Topic Recoded
26.8%
73.2%
100.0%
Crime
Count
142
341
483
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
29.4%
70.6%
100.0%
 
Business
Count
175
263
438

% within Story Topic Recoded

40.0%
60.0%
100.0%
 
Celebrity/entertainment
Count
275
349
624
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
44.1%
55.9%
100.0%
 
Lifestyle
Count
263
567
830
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
31.7%
68.3%
100.0%
 
Science/technology
Count
51
148
199
 
% within Story Topic Recoded
25.6%
74.4%
100.0%

Female Sources in Iraq Stories
     
Female Sources
     
None

1+

Total

Iraq Stories
Iraq
Count
1994
503
2497
%
79.9%
20.1%
100.0%
non-Iraq
Count
2507
1294
3801
%
66.0%
34.0%
100.0%
Total
Count
4501
1797
6298

%
71.5%
28.5%
100.0%

Male Sources in Iraq Stories
     
Male Sources
     
None

1+

Total

Iraq Stories
Iraq
Count
537
1960
2497
%
21.5%
78.5%
100.0%
non-Iraq
Count
776
3025
3801
%
20.4%
79.6%
100.0%
Total
Count
1313
4985
6298

% with Iraq Stories
20.8%
79.2%
100.0%

Female Sources in Election Stories
     
Female Sources
     
None

1+

Total

Electon Stories
Election
Count
378
217
595
%
63.5%
36.5%
100.0%
non-election
Count
4123
1580
5703
%
72.3%
27.7%
100.0%
Total
Count
4501
1797
6298

%
71.5%
28.5%
100.0%

 

Male Sources in Election Stories
     
Male Sources
     
None

1+

Total

Electon Stories
Election
Count
73
522
595
%
12.3%
87.7%
100.0%
non-election
Count
1240
4463
5703
%
21.7%
78.3%
100.0%
Total
Count
1313
4985
6298

%
20.8%
79.2%
100.0%

 

 

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