PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Topics in Sports Stories

Three sports continue to dominate the sports pages of America’s newspapers, basketball, baseball and football. 

PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Story Triggers in Sports Reporting

Men continue to outnumber women as sources in the news media by more than two to one, and this was true across media. The lone exception was network morning news. 

PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Box Scores and Bylines

A new PEJ study finds sports newspaper fronts markedly different from other section fronts.

PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Main Characters in Sports Front Stories

The main focus of sport stories seems evenly distributed between teams and the individual athletes

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

Appearance of Female and Male Sources

Men continue to outnumber women as sources in the news media by more than two to one, and this was true across media. The lone exception was network morning news.

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

Gender of Sources in Newspaper Stories

Whether the story is written by staff, picked up from the wires or a combination of both – more men are sourced than women

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

Gender of Sources in Cable News Stories

All three cable news channels source rely on men as sources far more often than they do women.

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

The Gender Gap

A new PEJ study of the news media finds men are cited as sources much more often than women on a wide range of topics

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

Topic Coverage and Gender of Sources

Lifestyle stories seem to be the only ones where women are sourced somewhat as much as men, and they are virtually non-existent in stories about foreign affairs or defense. 

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

Male and Female Sources in the News

Roughly seven out of ten stories in the news media contained no female sources, while only 14% contained more than one. By contrast, nearly six in ten contained multiple male sources.