This infographic was produced by an organization called The 4th Estate, whose mission is to create visualizations that detail who has a voice in newsmedia. As they describe on their website: "The 4th Estate collects data from a sampling of news stories from US national print outlets, TV broadcast and radio transcripts covering the 2012 election. These stories are contextually analyzed and broken down by topic, sentiment and newsmaker. The data for this graphic includes quotes and statements from newsmakers who provide subjective insight. Statements from candidates are not counted." This work specifically looks at the gender breakdown of those who were quoted in major news outlets during the 2012 election on topics related to "Women's Issues" during the campaign, including abortion, birth control, the Planned Parenthood organization and women's rights in general.