Three quarters of all news journalists are men while women make up just a third of journalists covering business and politics, according to new research unveiled today.
A report commissioned by the group Women in Journalism also found that male journalists make up 49 per cent of lifestyle reporters and 70 per cent of arts reporters.
The study by research group Echo Research found that just three per cent of sports journalists are women.
Looking at the whole newspaper industry, the study found that 30 per cent of the journalists surveyed were women.
Women were also found to be less likely to be in senior newspaper positions, with eight out of the top ten newspapers having almost twice as many male editors as women editors.