Gender Checks 11/11/11 – South and 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.

*These two Gender Checks are appearing on a different day than normal. Typically the South appears on Mondays and the Northeast on Wednesdays.

Website: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 11 was “Military Uses Keys For Intensive Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise“. Its subject was a week-long air and missile defense training.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Major General
  2. Male – Navy Lt. Commander

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 11 was titled “Free Meals and Specials for Vets.” Its subject was programs around the Tampa area for veterans.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned)

None

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 Friday, Nov. 11 was titled “A Gold Rush of Subsidies in the Search for Clean Energy.” Its subject was a

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors:  Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – chief executive of energy company (from previous statements)
  2. Male – spokesman for Energy Department
  3. Male – chief executive of energy company
  4. Male – chief executive of energy company
  5. Male – president of solar association
  6. Male – policy director
  7. Male – spokesman for General Electric
  8. Male – analyst

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Friday, November 11 was titled “EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer.” Its subject was the discovery of a contaminant from oil drilling.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

None

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