Gender Check 4/1/11 – 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 9:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, April 1 was titled “WWII Soldier Receives Bronze Medal – 66 Years After Heroic Rescue.” Its subject was an award to a soldier for his efforts in Luxembourg during the war.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – honored veteran

2. Female – wife of veteran

3. Female – daughter of veteran

4. Male – presenter of award

Notes/analysis:

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, April 1 was titled “Viewfinder: The Swap Shop.” Its subject was a feature on a local clothing market.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Unknown – vendor

Notes/analysis: This is one of the first Patch stories studied for the Gender Report that had a female byline.

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