Gender Check 6/24/11 – 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 a.m. (EST) on Friday, June 24 was titled “Libya Debate Creates Unusual Political Alliances in Fla., and on Capitol Hill.” Its subject was the Florida’s House Delegation’s split on a vote over the United States involvement with NATO in Libya.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – Congressman

2. Female – Congresswoman

3. Male – Senator (from published comments)

4. Male – Congressman

5. Female – Congresswoman

6. Male – Congressman

Notes/Analysis: Florida currently has 25 seats in the House of Representatives, eight of which are held by women.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (EST) on Friday, June 24 was titled “Tampa Heights Community Garden Wins OK From City.” Its subject was the city council’s vote to approve a garden on land leased from the city.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – vice president of civic association

2. Female – garden club member

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