Last week was our ninth week of tracking bylines, which means that we’re nearing the end of our little experiment. Here’s a break down of the data for Week 9. I should warn you: it ain’t pretty.
|% by women||22.6||25||4||0||12.5||8.3|
|% by men||77.4||75||96||100||87.5||91.7|
As you can see, the New York Times and Salon had barely any women last week.
In fact, the only contributor to the Times op-ed page last week was one of four co-authors who contributed one column. Her name is Amy Unikewicz and she’s a graphic designer who co-authored a piece called “States of Conflict: An Update. It’s actually a chart, and it’s not the first one Unikewicz has co-contributed to the Times. It’s also a very useful at-a-glance break down of the state of the war in Iraq. Anyway, because I know it’s no fun to be the only woman standing in a room full of men, I just wanted to recognize Amy Unikewicz and to thank her for making this incredibly important data so accessible to Times readers.
Stay tuned for more data, and more interviews with our Mentor Editors!