In recent years women have outnumbered men in UK journalism education despite the fact that men’s application to enter j-schools are consistently more successful. Women also hold more degrees in journalism than men, yet the front page bylines of UK newspapers are usually dominated by male writers.
The figures come from a UK-based charity Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS), which released the latest figures yesterday. The story was originally broken by Journalism.co.uk.
Datasets released by UCAS can be explored online here. Journalism.co.uk’s original story can be read here.