Gender Check – 7/1/11 – 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 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 1 was titled “President Hugo Chavez’s revelation: Fighting Cancer After Surgery In Cuba.” Its subject was an admission from the Venezuelan president that his continuing illness is becoming serious.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Venezuelan president (from public statement)
  2. Male – Venezuelan vice president (from public statement)
  3. Female – Venezuelan legislator

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, July 1 was titled “Meet Tampa Fire Rescue’s William Oglesby.” Its subject was a Q&A with the local fire department’s driver/engineer.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – feature subject
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