Gender Check 9/7/11 – 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, Sept. 7 was titled “Markets Lifted By Signs of Progress on European Debt.” Its subject was the U.S. stocks snap of a 3-day slump.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – investment officer
  2. Male – market economist

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 7 was titled “Drug Companies Defend ‘Interactions’ With Physicians.” Its subject was an upcoming update to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” series about corruptions in health care systems.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male and Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Female – vice president of pharmaceutical organization
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