“Men continue to report and produce the majority of U.S. news, and the gap is particularly egregious at the news wires: 69 percent of AP and Reuters bylines go to men, ‘by far the biggest gender gap in news media,” reported Laura Hazard Owen of the Nieman Lab at Harvard University. “And men continue to dominate both ‘hard news’ topics (international, politics, crime) and, uh, nearly every other topic as well (weather! social and justice issues! entertainment! religion! business!).
“‘The media is in a state of great disruption, but despite all the change, one thing remains the same: fewer women report the news than men,’ said Julie Burton, WMC president.”