Gender Check: 2/25/11 South

*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: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Feb. 25 was titled “Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez Loses Court Challenge on Recall Election. ” Its subject was the upcoming vote to recall both the mayor and county commissioner’s place in office.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male and Female (shared byline)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female – circuit judge

2. Male – attorney

3. Male – citizen leading the recall efforts

4. Male- current mayor (as quoted from a press conference)

Notes/analysis: The accompanying photo pictures supporters of the recall. One of the three subjects was female.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Feb. 25 was titled “Lowry Park Gets Jurassic Park Makeover.” Its subject was a new temporary DinoQuest exhibit at the local zoo.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female- mother of exhibit participant

2. Female- child participant

3. Female – child participant

Notes/analysis: Two of the three human sources are children, and both female. Dinosaurs are typically associated with male children, so the sources of this story are particularly interesting.

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