Women and
"All the News That's Fit to Print"?

Abstract

Content analysis is performed on a random sample of 224 New York Times editions, from 1966 to 1994, to see if the increasing number of women in the newsroom correlates with increased coverage of women on Times' pages. The data show a significant increase (at alpha level of .05) in women's bylines, pictures and references, but not obituaries, letters to the editor or op-ed pieces. There also is significant evidence that women write about women more than men do, but that men increasingly write about women when more of their newsroom colleagues are women.

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