Women in the News in 2010

by John Sides on January 12, 2011 · 4 comments

in Media

From this neat tool at the Project for Excellence in Journalism. These are the only 5 women in their list of “newsmakers.” I just found it notable, if not surprising, that Sarah Palin received as much attention as the Secretary of State and the Speaker of the House combined.

And, by the way, which cable news outlet devoted the largest percentage of its stories to Sarah Palin? You might be surprised.

Hat tip to Daniel Little at Understanding Society. See his post comparing the issues covered on Fox New and talk radio vs. other kinds of outlets.


Michael January 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

The next logical step would be to see what percentage of the time was devoted to positive, negative, and neutral coverage.

Davis X. Machina January 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Ms. Palin, unlike the others, represents a new phenomenon. Instead of trolling a message board or blog comments, she’s trolling an entire nation.

jennifer s January 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm
chris January 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous, so I can talk about them *constantly*.

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