Gender check: 1/4/12 – 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 8:40 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Jan. 4, was titled “Romney Takes a Victory Lap as Santorum Plays Catch-Up.” Its subject was the GOP presidential candidate race.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, GOP candidate
  2. Male, GOP candidate
  3. Male, campaign manager
  4. Male, who runs a super PAC
  5. Male, money manager
  6. Male, GOP candidate
  7. Male, GOP candidate
  8. Male, president of conservative group
  9. Male, president of conservative group


Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:40 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Jan. 4, was titled “Our Guide to the Best Coverage on Rick Santorum and His Record.” Its subject was round-up of coverage on one of the GOP presidential candidates.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, GOP candidate

Notes/analysis: The guide mainly quotes and cites other articles and coverage.

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