This is a very good summary of links about the gender gap in reporting on the US presidential race.
Women in Congress: More is more. Politico. Thanks to GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s offensive comments, the political world is again focused on the women’s vote. What issues matter to women voters? How will the “war on women” effect the November election?
Where the Gender Gap was Born. City Watch The importance of women to Barack Obama’s reelection hopes is no secret. The president consistently trails Mitt Romney among male voters, but so far that deficit is more than wiped out by his strength with females – which explains why the Obama team is redoubling its efforts to turn women against Romney and the GOP brand.
Three-Quarters Of The Presidential News You Read Is Written By Men. Forbes. While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate the existence of a so-called “war on women,” what you may not know is that most presidential election news is written by men. According to a new study, 76% of news articles covering the GOP presidential primary and 72% of stories covering the general election had male bylines.
Newspaper Campaign Coverage Primarily Written By Men: Study. Huffington Post. 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 …
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