Women and Leadership in the News Media 2020: Evidence from Ten Markets

This factsheet analyses the gender break-down of top editors in a strategic sample of 200 major online and offline news outlets in ten different markets across four continents.

From that sample, it found that only 23 percent of the top editors are women — even though, on average, 40 percent of journalists in those markets are women.

Authors: Simge Andı, Meera Selva, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2020 Brazil, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Andı, S. et al. briefing
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 3 editors, gender, gender equality, leadership, workplace Download/link