The problem of gender bias in sources
Adrienne LaFrance considers herself a feminist, so it was a surprise when she was told that male sources outnumbered women three-to-one in her stories. In a Medium post, LaFrance analyzes the causes: "I want the best source. Period. That means seeking out the smartest person who says the most interesting stuff. But ultimately this person must also actually agree to talk to me, to speak on-record, and to do it before my deadline, which may or may not be later today."