Gender Check 8/3/11 – 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 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 3 was titled “Syria Sends In Tanks To Storm Center of Rebellious City.” Its subject was the ongoing violence in Hama over political protests.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sourcesĀ  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – professor
  2. unknown- unnamed opposition leader
  3. Male – Turkish deputy prime minister
  4. assumed Male – political activist
  5. Male – political activist

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 3 was titled “Our Sputtering Economy, By The Numbers.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sourcesĀ  (listed in order mentioned):

none

Notes/analysis: This story used mostly information from other reports and publications. The photo accompanying the story pictured a male figure.

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