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Byline Report

Byline Report: Week of 12/2/12 to 12/8/12

The Byline Report is a project aimed at surveying authorship at online news websites. Each report records a week’s worth of data from six websites for the purpose of uncovering trends over time. Bylines are counted from all articles in the site’s RSS feed. For more details about the project, click here.

Week 23: Dec. 2, 2012 – Dec. 8, 2012

California Watch

  • Percent by women: 57.1%
  • Percent by men: 42.9%
  • Percent shared (both male and female authors): 0%
  • Percent by other*: 0%

The Center for Public Integrity

  • Percent by women: 22.2%
  • Percent by men: 66.7%
  • Percent shared: 0%
  • Percent by other*: 11.1%

Politico – “2012 Live

  • Percent by women: 26.6%
  • Percent by men: 61.6%
  • Percent shared:  6%
  • Percent by other*: 5.8%

ProPublica

  • Percent by women: 36.4%
  • Percent by men: 54.5%
  • Percent shared: 9.1%
  • Percent by other*: 0%

Slate

  • Percent by women: 33.8%
  • Percent by men: 58.4%
  • Percent shared: 7.8%
  • Percent by other*: 0%

Texas Tribune

  • Percent by women: 17%
  • Percent by men: 83%
  • Percent shared: 0%
  • Percent by other*: 0%
  • Note: Duplicates were removed so each article was only counted once.

*The other category includes articles that have no byline as well as those by staff and wire services.

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About Jasmine Linabary

Jasmine Linabary is a PhD student with an interest in media, technology, and feminist theory. Her background is in newspaper journalism.

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