Gender Check 6/22/11 – Northeast

*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 New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, June 22 was titled “Cost of Wars a Rising Issue as Obama Weighs Troop Levels.” Its subject was the Congressional debate about U.S. involvement overseas.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – U.S. senator

2. Male – national security expert

3. Male – U.S. senator

4. Male – presidential candidate

5. Male – professor

Notes/analysis: Much of this story’s information came from public statements or group statements.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, June 22 was titled “Magnetar Deal Prompts SEC Settlement With JPMorgan Case.” Its subject was continued coverage of the bank’s missteps in advising a hedge fund manager.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. unknown -Magnetar employee

Notes/analysis: This story used mostly legal documents, filings and past reporting for its information. Other sources or organizations declined to comment.

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