May 23, 2005

Gender of Sources in Newspaper Stories

None One or More
# of Female Sources in Staff Stories 53% 47%
# of Male Sources in Staff Stories 9% 91%
# of Female Sources in Wire Stories 75% 25%
# of Male Sources in Wire Stories 13% 87%
# of Female Sources in Combo Stories 63% 37%
# of Male Sources in Combo Stories 11% 89%

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