Gender Check: 3/4/11 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 4 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 4 was titled “Scott To Fund Port Of Miami Project ” Its subject was the announcement of $77 million to deep dredge the Port of Miami to allow larger ships to travel there.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – Governor of Florida (from public announcement)

Notes/analysis: The accompanying multimedia story pictured an interview with the director of the Port of Miami (who is male) by another female staff member from the Herald.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4 p.m. (EST) on March 4 was titled “Childcare Center Under Investigation For Neglect.” Its subject was a 3-year-old boy who was left for several hours in the center’s van.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female- Tampa police spokeswoman

2. Male – local law enforcement (mentioned as choosing to not comment)

3. Male – figure connected to one of the childcare center’s employees

4. Female – mother of a child at the center

Notes/analysis:

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