Here we are at the end of another week, our second of counting bylines. The numbers for this week are as follows (stay tuned for spiffy graphs!):
LA Times: 30% women
Washington Post: 25% women
Huffington Post: 21% women
NYT: 17% women
Salon: 11% women
WSJ: 6.25% women
Comparing this week with last, we’ve seen improvements at WaPo and HuffPost, and lost ground from LAT and Salon. The NYT has been consistent over the last two weeks, and of course, 6.25% from WSJ is huge.
Ladies, if these numbers make you less than happy, you can do something to change them. You can write 750 words about something you feel strongly about, and submit those words to a newspaper. Submit it to The Wall Street Journal, or one of the other papers that had very few women on its op-ed page in the last two weeks. Let’s show these papers just how many women experts there are out there, and how dramatically public discourse can be improved by including them.