Apologies, faithful readers, for the lateness of this post – but here are the numbers from the last few weeks of my byline survey. A thorough summary of what the three-month project yielded will be up in a few days. But for now, here are the results from the last two weeks of May – I’ve omitted the college newspapers because two of them had already stopped publishing for the summer.
NYT WaPo WSJ HuffPo LA Times Salon Slate
% by women 18 13 19 17 15 24 27
% by men 82 87 81 83 85 76 73
As you can see, the percentages were hovering in the usual arena – women were about 20% of the op-eds published in major news outlets during this period (although the Wall Street Journal was doing slightly better than usual, as well as the LA Times). Stay tuned for updates with final data from the project, as well as some analysis not just of the numbers of women writing op-eds for these papers, but what the op-eds were about.
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