Gender Check 1/18/12 – 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. 18, was titled “Poll Shows Shift In Independent’s Vote, a Hurdle for Obama.” Its subject was a potential decline in support for the president among independent voters.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male and Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Independent voter
  2. Female – Independent voter
  3. Female – Independent voter

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 18, was titled “From CEO to Candidate, Romney Flip-Flops on Debt.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – private equity executive
  2. Male – economist

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