Who Makes the News: Global Media Monitoring Project 2015

Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 key findings suggest there have been only slight improvements in the past 20 years considering women’s inclusion in the global media. For example, since 2005 the overall number of women newsmakers rose only by 1 percent – up to 24 percent in total in the traditional media (newspapers, radio, television).

The new digital age did not stimulate the change either, as only 26 percent of newsmakers online are women. Only 1 out of 10 news stories features women and women’s issues as their topics. Also, there has been no rise in the number of female reporters in the last decade. There is only 37 percent female reporters around the globe.