Chart shows VoiceShare (percent of statements from females) in articles of top 15 print outlets (based on total statement volume per newspaper). Time frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Chart shows VoiceShare (percent of statements from females) in articles of top 15 print outlets (based on total statement volume per newspaper). Time frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Including candidate statements (blue), female VoiceShare does not rise above 19%, hovering just between 10-15% for the majority of the top newspapers. The worst offender among top newspapers is the Washington Post, with only 10% of statements in their articles attributed to females when candidate statements are factored in, 16% when they aren’t.

Only articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer have over 25% of statements attributed to female newsmakers when candidate statements are excluded from the sample. However, this number drops down to 16% when statements from candidates are factored in. On average, when candidate statements are excluded from the sample, female VoiceShare increases by 7%. This tells us that a difference of 14% in the Salt Lake Tribune means that a higher percentage of their statements are from candidates.