The following report details the key findings from an analysis of Australian daily metropolitan newspapers published during the period 5 May to 11 May 2013.
The report has been developed at the request of The Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) and seeks to present an overview of the share of female representation in the Australian media in comparison to male representation.
This year’s report builds on a similar study conducted on behalf of WLIA in 2012 and provides additional analysis of female versus male representation across states. The 2013 report also includes additional analysis of the proportion of female/male representation across the legal, public service, police, education and arts/entertainment industry sectors.
Commentary relating to corporate and company news, general and business news, was categorised under a broader “business sector”
heading. General commentary relating to changes in currency markets, stock markets, interest and credit rates was assigned to the finance/ economic sector” category.