Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Yorker Parity Report - April 16, 2012

Back to the usual 1 out of every 4 writers is a female territory. If the critics columns weren't so completely male-dominated they might almost reach parity once in awhile.

The New Yorker Parity Report

A regular report on the gender parity - or lack thereof - of the current issue of The New Yorker based on table of contents by-lines
Includes fiction, non-fiction, poems. Does not include illustrations.

A score of 50% means that half of all writers in the issue are female.
A score of greater than 50% would mean more female than male writers. This never happens.

Parity change from previous week: +8%

April 16, 2012

Total writers: 26
male: 19
female: 7
gender parity score: 27%

Last week's score
Total writers: 21
male: 17
female: 4
gender parity score: 19%