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Gender Checks, West

Gender check: 3/27/12 – West

*Gender Checks are quick examinations of gender representation in individual news articles for the purpose of discovering trends over time. Click here to read more.

Website: Los Angeles Times

LATimes.com, 3/27/2012

On the LATimes.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, March 27, was titled “Healthcare, Day 2: Supreme Court argument turns to insurance mandate.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal: Legal system, judicary, legislation apart from family (GMMP No. 35)

Word count: 558

Author: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None.


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, March 27, was titled “Want to lose weight? Add chocolate to diet, study suggests.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Science and health: Science, technology, research, discoveries (GMMP No. 19)

Word count: 397

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, researcher
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About Jasmine Linabary

Jasmine Linabary is a PhD student with an interest in media, technology, and feminist theory. Her background is in newspaper journalism.

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