The website 4thestate.net, which is dedicated to providing visual representations of media influence, has a post up about gender and media coverage for the upcoming election titled “Silenced: Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage.” They claim:
Women are significantly under-represented in 2012 election coverage in major media outlets. In our analysis of news stories and transcripts from the past 6 months, men are much more likely to be quoted on their subjective insight in newspapers and on television. This pattern holds true across all major news outlets, as well as on issues specifically concerning women.
They provide a useful graphic showing a summary of their results. Click on the image below for a link to the story and image.