May 23, 2005

Topic Coverage and Gender of Sources

No Female Sources No Male Sources One or More Female Sources One or More Male Sources
Government 56% 14% 44% 86%
Defense/ Military 78% 24% 22% 76%
Foreign Affairs 80% 20% 20% 80%
Elections 66% 16% 34% 84%
Domestic Affairs 63% 27% 37% 73%
Crime 61% 28% 39% 71%
Business 67% 40% 33% 60%
Celebrity/ Entertainment 62% 44% 38% 56%
Lifestyle 47% 32% 53% 68%
Science/ Technology 66% 26% 34% 74%
Accidents 62% 35% 38% 65%
Other 71% 56% 28% 44%

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.