This post is the second in a series that will present work done by participants of the Media Cloud Summer Data Challenge this past summer.
When it comes to news coverage of abortion related topics, women are often left out of the picture. Instead, the visuals paired with abortion news stories favor contentious politics, and the men who run them.
In the one-thousand most linked to news stories on the topic of abortion in the media from October 1, 2014 to March 30, 2015, just 8.13 percent of 923 photos featured potential abortion patients. In a random sample of stories from that period, they made up just over six percent. So what did they feature?Read More