Testing Female Candidates Coverage In The News
This paper studies the way female candidates are covered in the news to investigate if there is a difference in how male and female candidates are portrayed. By looking at the coverage for 20 male candidates and 20 female candidates in The Washington Post and the New York Times, this paper breaks down articles looking specifically at 7 different categories to get a well rounded look at the differences in candidate portrayal. The study found that the differences in media portrayal between female candidates and male candidates in the 2020 Presidential Primaries were relatively small.
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