Gender Check 10/21/11 – 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.

Note: Typically the Gender Check for the Northeast appears on Wednesdays.

Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 1 p.m. EST on Friday, October 21 was titled “Libyan Leaders Appear to Differ Over Qaddafi Burial.” Its subject was the recent death of the former Libyan dictator.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors:  Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male -Libyan governmental minister (from released statements)
  2. Male – interim prime minister (from released statements)
  3. Male – spokesman (from released statements)
  4. Male – NATO admiral

Notes/Analysis: The photograph accompanying this story was of Qaddafi’s body.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 1 p.m. EST on Friday, October 21 was titled “Did Citi Get a Sweet Deal? Bank Claims SEC Settlement On One CDO Clears It On All Others.” Its subject was a recent ruling in favor of the banking group and its litigation history.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – spokesman (from an email)
  2. Male – securities litigator

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