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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Essential Estrogen: The Iowa Media Gender Gap

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
For at least this moment in time, television news in Iowa is a man's game. Overall, the employees who produce Iowa's televised newscasts are divided 58 percent male and 42 percent female. Of a total of 219 persons (news, weather and sports) throughout the state, 126 are male while 93 are female. Iowa Anchors: 30 percent women; 70 percent menOf the 219 total, there are 63 individuals serving as primaries or anchors throughout the state. When we look at these individuals the gender gap widens to 70 percent male and 30 percent female. The picture looks more balanced in the lower levels of the newsroom where 53 percent of workers are male and 47 percent are female.

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