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Women’s Media Center 2012 Report on the Status of Women in the US Media

Posted February 14, 2012 by felicialavette in Biz & Money

The Women’s Media Center 2012 Report on the Status of Women in the US Media summarizes recent available statistical data on gender and who determines the content of news (newspapers, television, radio, sports, and newsmakers), literature and television and film entertainment, as well as how women are depicted on entertainment television and film.

Some key findings from 2011 include:

  • Women represented 21.7% of guests on Sunday morning news talk shows airing on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and Fox News.
  • Women comprised only 18.1% of all radio news directors.
  • The “Heavy Hundred” the “most important radio talk show hosts in America” selected by the editors of Talkers magazine with input from industry leaders, included only 13 solo women hosts and three women who co-host shows with men.
  • In sports news, women represented 11.4% of all editors, 10% of all columnists, and 7% of all reporters.
  • Of the top 250 domestic grossing films, women were 5% of the directors, 14% of the writers, 18% of the executive producers, 25% of the producers, 20% of the editors, and 4% of the cinematographers.
  • In the key behind-the-scenes role in entertainment television, women were 18% of the creators, 22% of the executive producers, 37% of the producers, 15% of the writers, 11% of the directors, 20% of the editors, and 4% of the directors of photography.




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