Former 7D reporter breaks down male coverage of Vermont State House - VPO

Vermont's mostly male State House press corps tended to interview more men than women - even though women are strongly represented among House and Senate leadership and committee chairs. Alas, True North, Vermont State House Headliners, WCAX and WPTZ weren't included in the survey because according to John Walters of VPO, "Seven Days, VTDigger and VPR are the only outlets that produce significant quantities of in-depth state government reporting." Bias showing?

"Conclusions? Some of the numbers indicate a potential problem with gender balance in some reporters’ work, but none of the results are strong enough to constitute definitive proof."

The Vermont Political Observer

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