Gender Check 1/11/12 – 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 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Adversaries of Iran Said to Be Stepping Up Covert Actions.” Its subject was a supposed Israeli campaign against Iran’s development of a nuclear program.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – National Security Council spokesman
  2. Female – secretary of state
  3. Male – Israeli military spokesman (as quoted from an online posting)
  4. Male – Iran expert
  5. Male – policy director
  6. Male – unnamed Israeli security officer
  7. Male – Iranian ambassador to the U.N.
  8. Male – professor
  9. Male – professor

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely.” Its subject was an upcoming journal article arguing against current assumptions about the safety of certain home loans.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – economist with the Federal Reserve
  2. Male – economist

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