Gender Check 9/28/11 – 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. 28 was titled “Administration Ask Justices to Rule Quickly on Health Law.” Its subject was the pending decision of the Supreme Court to rule on certain parts of the 2010 health care legislation.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – attorney

Notes/Analysis: most of this story came from statements issued by government groups or agents involved in the case.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 28 was titled “Corporations Couldn’t Wait to ‘Check the Box’ On Huge Tax Break.” Its subject was a business tax regulation that is under reforms.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male and Females

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – director of tax policy group at NYU
  2. Male – international tax counsel for the Treasury
  3. Female – vice president of tax policy for National Foreign Trade Council
  4. Male – tax counsel
  5. Male – professor of tax policy

Notes/Analysis: This story was published in conjunction with the Financial Times. Some of its sources came from courtroom testimony.

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