Gender Check 4/15/11 – 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 11 a.m. (EST) on Friday, April 15 was titled “How a Group of Cuban Exiles Set Up to Topple Fidel Casto.” Its subject was the first part in a series exploring Cuban History.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – commander in Bay of Pigs invasion (from historical records)

2. Male – army commander (from written comments)

3. Male – soldier

4. Male – soldier

5. Male – infantryman

6. Male – brigade member

7. Male – brigade pilot

8. Male – soldier

Notes/analysis: Since the story focused on accounts of soldiers from this historcial event 50 years ago, women would not have been involved in direct combat or the mission being discussed.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11 a.m. (EST) on Friday, April 15 was titled “Hope, Love and Suds .” Its subject was a feature on a laundromat with services for the homeless.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – operator of organization

2. Male – visitor to business

3. Female – volunteer

Notes/analysis: The names of human sources appeared in bold in this story, which is not a usual style choice for this site.

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