Gender Check: 10/26/11 – 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 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, October 26 was titled “Push For ‘Personhood’ Amendment Represents New Tack In Abortion Fight.” Its subject was a ballot issue in Mississippi and other states to give legal rights to fertilized human eggs.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – lawyer
  2. Female – president for Center of Reproductive Rights
  3. Female – protester
  4. Male – protester
  5. Female – chiropractor
  6. Male – law center director
  7. Male – lawyer
  8. Male – bishop (from public statement)
  9. Male – fertility specialist
  10. Male – obstetrician
  11. Male – president of Personhood USA

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, October 26 was titled “Putting the Global Occupy Movement In Context: Who Are These Protesters, and What Do They Want?.” Its subject was a deeper look at the worldwide protests on Oct. 15.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

None

Notes/Analysis: This story compiled several other reports and statements and did not include separate interviews or sources.

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