Gender Check 11/16/11 – 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 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 16 was titled “After Bullet Hit White House, a Manhunt and Arrest.” Its subject was a developing case involving a shooting near the White House this week.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors:  Male (3)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – county police spokesman
  2. Male – Park Police sergeant
  3. unknown – Secret Service official

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November  16 was titled “TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-Ray Bod Scanners.” Its subject was continuing developments in the investigation into airport security measures.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – TSA Administrator
  2. Female – U.S. Senator

Notes/Analysis: This photo accompanying this story showed a male and female TSA employees operating the scan of a male passenger.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s