Data on gender that will make you smile, not groan | News | guardian.co.uk
This week, our Open Gender Tracker team was astonished to find a news organisation with equal participation by women. At the international citizen media news site #Global_Voices, 764 women have written 51% of all posts, a trend they have held consistent for years, our data shows.
It’s reasonable to be downcast about the role of women in the news. In the UK, newspaper front pages rarely include women, and women write a minority of articles. Women are prominent at the Daily Mail, where they write most of the celebrity news, fewer news articles, and almost no sport. Even when publications do include women, they’re often at the mercy of their audiences. 20% of Telegraph opinion articles are written by women, but women’s opinion articles attract only 14% of the Telegraph’s shares and likes on social media.