Gender Check 11/2/11 – 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, November 2 was titled “Fed Lowers Its Forecast For Growth, but Takes No Steps.” Its subject was a a decision by the central banking agency to not intervene in the still-suffering economic recovery.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Federal Reserve chairman

Notes/Analysis: The photo accompanying this article was of the Federal Reserve chairman, a male.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 2 was titled “TSA to Conduct New Study of X-Ray Body Scanners.” Its subject was a new investigation about the possible risks associated with the airport security measures.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – TSA Administrator
  2. Male – professor
  3. Male – TSA assistant administrator

Notes/Analysis: This story referenced previous reporting and public statements for a large portion of its content.

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