Gender Check 9/14/11 – 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 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 14 was titled “There’s an Exciting Clash on the Field. Oh, That’s the Uniform.” Its subject was the growing trend of fashion-forward uniforms in college football.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – ESPN reporter
  2. Male – Under Armour senior vice president
  3. Male – spokesman for University of Maryland
  4. Male – director of football for Adidas

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 14 was titled “What’s Gov. Perry’s Drug Controversy All About?.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – governor and republican presidential candidate

Notes/Analysis: Most of the information for this story came from public statements or prior material compiled on Gov. Perry.

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