Gender Check 8/24/11 – 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 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 24 was titled “Rebels Hunt Qaddafi – Journalists In Hotel Are Free.” Its subject was the developments in the civil war in Libya.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors:  Male (3)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – CNN corespondent
  2. Male – Colonel Qaddafi (as quoted from public statements)
  3. Male – rebel leader
  4. Female – spokesperson
  5. Male – French president
  6. Male – Russian president
  7. Male – spokesperson for Chinese government
  8. Male – rebel prime minister
  9. Male – rebel leader
  10. Male – rebel leader

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 24 was titled “Our Guide To The Best Coverage on Rep. Michele Bachman and Her Record.” Its subject was an overview of the presidential candidate’s interviews and public statements.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

1. Female – Rep. Bachman

2. Male – former Gov. Pawlenty

Notes/analysis: This story used information and interviews from several other news sites and stories as its basis.

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