A press release put out by the Women's Media Center detailed the study, in which national and state newspapers were surveyed, including publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
The study found that 76 percent of articles about the GOP primary published between January 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 were written by men. Additionally, 72 percent of articles published about the general election after the GOP primary, from April 16, 2012 to August 25, 2012, were written by men.
The findings are not entirely surprising, as the results are consistent with previous studies on gender and the media. In June 2012, a 4th Estate study found that far more men than women were quoted in the press about the 2012 presidential election—even when those quoted were discussing issues that primarily concern women.
In May, a study by the OpEd Project found that men still dominate bylines across various types of media, including articles published in newspapers.
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