Future of Media, Entertainment and Sport

Just 24% of news sources are women. Here’s why that's a problem

In 2015 that figure rose to just 24%

Sarah Macharia

Programme Manager, The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)

Marcus Burke

Research Analyst, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum


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Typology of news subjects and sources by sex Image: GMMP, 2015
Major topics (% space in the news as compared with women's representation) Image: GMMP, 2005-2015
Ratio of women to men featured in the news by major news topic Image: GMMP, 2015

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