Gender Check 8/17/11 – 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 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 17 was titled “A Gift From The Musical Gods.” Its subject was Maria Callas’ anticipated performance with the Metropolitan Opera.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – opera singer

Notes/Analysis: much of this article referred to previously printed work from the same author and other reviews in the New York Times.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 17 was titled “Despite $65 Billion Investment, World’s Most Costly Jet Still Grounded.” Its subject was a military plane used overseas that has caused problems for pilots.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

None

Notes/analysis: This story used mostly previous reporting for its human quotes, and referred mostly to factual lists and information.

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