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Report: Women produce about a third of US news content

June 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says men are behind more news stories than women by a nearly 2-to-1 margin across print and television platforms, though there was a slight increase in bylines and credits for women last year.

The Washington-based Women’s Media Center released its study Thursday as part of its fourth annual report on “The Status of Women in U.S. Media.”

Overall, the study found that the percentage of bylines, on-camera appearances and producer credits for women had increased nominally from last year. In 2014, about 37 percent of news was generated by women, up from 36 percent in 2013.

The study also found that, as in 2013, female journalists were less likely to report on issues of politics and crime and justice and more likely to report on education, health and lifestyle topics.

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