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3/4 of Presidential News is Written by Men, Where the Gender Gap was Born, Candidates May Court Various Women Voters

Women in Congress: More is more Politico Thanks to GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s offensive comments, the political world is again focused on the women’s vote. What issues matter to women voters? How will the “war on women” effect the November election?

Where the Gender Gap was Born City Watch The importance of women to Barack Obama’s reelection hopes is no secret. The president consistently trails Mitt Romney among male voters, but so far that deficit is more than wiped out by his strength with females – which explains why the Obama team is redoubling its efforts to turn women against Romney and the GOP brand.

Three-Quarters Of The Presidential News You Read Is Written By Men Forbes While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate the existence of a so-called “war on women,” what you may not know is that most presidential election news is written by men. According to a new study, 76% of news articles covering the GOP presidential primary and 72% of stories covering the general election had male bylines.

Newspaper Campaign Coverage Primarily Written By Men: Study Huffington Post The study found that 76 percent of articles about the GOP primary published between January 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 were written by men. Additionally, 72 percent of articles published about the general election after the GOP primary, from April 16 …

Newspapers Snub Women Reporters For Election Coverage: Study International Business Times According to a report released on Monday by the Women’s Media Center, three-quarters of newspapers’ presidential election coverage is written by men. The report, based on a survey of local and national newspapers, found that men wrote 76 percent of the …

72% of Newspaper Articles About The General Election Written by Men The Atlantic Wire The boys on the bus are kind of a boys’ club, as a new study from the Women’s Media Center and the 4th Estate Project found that 72 percent of newspapers articles covering the general election between April 16 and August 25 were written by men. In the …


Candidates May Court Various Women Voters, In past presidential elections, soccer and hockey moms were heavily courted by the candidates. This time around a wider swath of the women’s vote could be up for grabs. It’s not just about moms anymore.

Gov. Nikki Haley: Romney Can Still Win Women … South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says females will eventually come around to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Credit Cecelia Smith

Romney / Ryan Target Women Voters “target” is … 8 min Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, made a direct appeal to female voters …

How the women vote will affect the 2012 election Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., talks about Republicans courting the …

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