Gender Check 8/22/11 – 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.

Note: The Gender Check for the South used to be posted on Fridays. After our six month analysis we decided to move this part of our project to Monday both for scheduling and to give us a different look at these sites.

Website: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 22 was titled “Hurricane Irene Strengthens To A Category 2 Storm.” Its subject was the developing storm currently headed towards the United States.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male (1) and Female (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – hurricane center spokesman
  2. Male – Puerto Rican governor
  3. Male – emergency operations director
  4. unknown – radio caller
  5. Male – homeowner and CEO
  6. Female – head of Civil Protection Department

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 22 was titled “New Health Center Coming to Sulphur Springs.” Its subject was the ground breaking for a nonprofit clinic serving the uninsured and low income clients.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – state representative
  2. Male – clinic board chair
  3. Female – Congresswoman
  4. Male – nonprofit president
  5. Male – construction team lead
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