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Women’s Media Group Praises Fox News For Male-To-Female Reporting Ratio

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A women’s media group congratulated Fox News for having the best male-to-female reporting ratio in the online news industry.

The Women’s Media Center, co-founded by feminist Gloria Steinem, released its Divided 2017 study on female journalists, reports The Hill.

The report found Fox News had the best balance between male and female journalist bylines in online media. Fifty percent of the bylines were written by men at Fox News, compared to 49.9 percent of bylines obtained by women at the news outlet.

“Fox News achieves the best gender ratio,” the group found in its report.

The Huffington Post came in a close second, according to the group’s press release. About 50 percent of bylines were done by men while 49.2 percent of bylines went to women.

“The Women’s Media Center research is more than statistics — it is evidence, a tool for social change, and creates benchmarks to highlight the status and progress of women in media,” said Julie Burton, president of the group.

Outlets like The New York Times and New York Daily News were also ranked. At the New York Daily News, only 24 percent of women have bylines, while men write 76 percent of bylines.

The group said The New York Times improved its gender ratio from last year. Thirty-nine percent of women wrote the news, compared to 32 percent of women last year.

The Washington Post didn’t fare too badly, the group’s report found. 57.5 percent of bylines went to men, while 42.5 percent of them went to women.

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