The gender ratio analysis of guests in January on selected TV programmes: 78% of guests were male and 22% were female. The programme Tarča on TV Slovenija hosted the most female experts (30%), while Epilog, which came just below the top in December, hosted the least (9%).
Image translation: Number of broadcasts – gender ratio per programme; % women; % men)
The seven programmes hosted 194 guests, 151 (or 78%) of them male and 43 (or 22%) female.
Image translation: Gender ratio of guests – all programmes; Number – men; Number – women
The reason for the lower number of female guests in January most likely lies in the fact the economy was the number one topic at that time. Our analysis showed that traditionally this is a subject on which male experts are consulted more often than female experts.
Image translation: Number of broadcasts by category; economy; world news; society; health; judicial system; education; foreign policy; domestic policy; environment; traffic; culture; sports; weather
Women were given air-time when it came to questions about the judicial system (the Igor Bavčar case), culture, society, and education.
Image translation: Number of guests – gender ratio by category; % women; % men; economy; world news; society; health; judicial system; education; foreign policy; domestic policy; environment; traffic; culture; sports; weather
JANUARY 2015, ANALYSIS SUMMARY
- Tarča on TV Slovenija hosted the most female experts – 30%.
- The fewest female experts, a mere 9 %, were hosted on the show Epilog on POP TV.
- The total proportion of male and female experts hosted on selected TV shows in January: 78% male and 22% female.
- TV-show hosts sought the opinions of female experts on the judicial system, culture, and society. Questions related to the economy, which was the most common topic in January, were aimed at only 9% of female experts.
About the Meta Girls project and Kliping, d.o.o.
When we created Meta Girls – the section of Meta’s List founded in the belief that women are made for politics and politics is made for all – we envisioned conducting several analyses that would help us understand predominant patterns and social trends, especially when it comes to the presence of women in the traditional media. We are fed up with the empty debates on gender equality and equal rights held for petty International Women’s Day events. We want to see real change. This is why we decided to examine how the media help sustain or break stereotypes, i.e. how much air-time is given to men and to women.
We have joined forces with Kliping, Society for Media Monitoring and Analysis, which is a sponsor and partner of the Meta Girls project. Every month we monitor seven (7) of the most watched current affairs programmes on Slovene television (Odmevi, Studio City, Tarča, Danes on Planet TV, TV klub, Epilog, and Svet on Kanal A and note the amount of air-time that is given to male and female experts. We also analyse the questions they are most frequently asked. The results are given below.
Title photo: the Tarča team (Photo via Facebook Tarča)
Translated by: Ernest Alilović.