Gender Check 8/29/11 – 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 11 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 29 was titled “Navy Vet Celebrates His 103rd Birthday On the Water.” Its subject was the Coast Guard’s tribute to a World War II veteran.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – veteran
  2. Male – veteran’s supervisor
  3. Female – Coast Guard spokeswoman

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 29 was titled “How You Can Help Hurricane Irene Victims.” Its subject was the cleanup and recovery efforts from the weekend’s storm.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – Red Cross spokeswoman
  2. Female – Salvation Army director of public relations
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