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British Newspapers Suffer From Gender Bias Issues: Study

10/16/2012 03:29 pm ET

A new study released on Tuesday revealed that men dominate newspaper front pages in Britain.

The study, conducted by Britain's Women in Journalism, found that a staggering 78 percent of articles published on the front page of Britain's national newspapers were written by men. Researchers analyzed the front pages of 9 national newspapers over the course of one month.

The findings are consistent with similar studies commissioned in the United States. Earlier this year, the OpEd Project released a study that found bylines were dominated by men across multiple media platforms, including newspapers and online news sites. The highest percentage of female bylines were found in college newspapers.

An additional study, conducted by 4th Estate, found that an overwhelming amount of men are quoted in the press about the 2012 presidential election, even when the article has to do with issues pertaining primarily to women.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, the Women in Journalism study also found that Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa are two of the most regularly pictured women on the front pages of Britain's national newspapers.

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