Female Newsmaker VoiceShare Among Top 15 Print Journalists
Statements from female newsmakers only make up 20% or more of statements in articles from four of the top ten journalists when candidate statements are excluded. Aaron Gould Sheinin of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thomas Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mark Z. Barabak of the Los Angeles Times and Michael Levenson of the Boston Globe attributed at least 20% of their statements to females when candidate statements were excluded from the sample, and at least 11% when candidate statements were included.
When taking into account candidate statements, articles by Aaron Gould Sheinin display the highest percentage of statements from female newsmakers. 22% of the statements in his articles come from females when candidates are included, only 5% less than when they are excluded. This shows that statements from candidates did not make up a large portion of his coverage. On the other hand, articles from Associated Press/freelance journalist David Espo have only 4% of statements from female newsmakers when candidates are included, but when candidates are taken out of the picture, that number goes up to 19%. Espo, as a freelance journalist, has written mostly short, frequent articles that cover the candidates without delving much deeper into other types of newsmakers.