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Can Big Data Help Fix the Gender Gap in Canadian Media?


Thursday, June 6, 2019

09:00 - 10:00
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Depressing but true: the percentage of women quoted in some of Canada’s most influential news media has barely budged in 25 years. But Informed Opinions and researchers at Simon Fraser University are harnessing big data analytics to change that. Join Shari Graydon (Informed Opinions), Maite Tabaoda (SFU), and a special media guest to learn more about why male perspectives still outnumber women’s by a ratio of 3 to 1, what the consequences of the imbalance are, and how the new Gender Gap Tracker is motivating journalists to embrace the mantra of “what gets measured gets done.”


  • Shari Graydon, catalyst, Informed Opinions
  • Maite Taboada, Professor of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University