Marking a year at The Gender Report: Stay tuned…

Yesterday’s Gender Check from the Midwest represented more than just our usual monitoring of gender in lead articles from online news sites — it also marked a special occasion. The completion of this week’s Gender Checks means that we’ve conducted a full 12 months of our monitoring project and, in effect, can celebrate a year since we founded The Gender Report.

In light of this, we are gearing up for a week-long anniversary celebration filled with findings, statistics and commentary. Starting Jan. 29, you can expect to see daily posts commemorating one year here at The Gender Report. Watch for this logo (right) as we start rolling out coverage.

In the meantime, we are putting our weekly Gender Checks on hold until Feb. 6, at which time we’ll announce some changes to this project going forward as well as other additions to the site. Over this next week leading up to Jan. 29, you may see fewer posts from us, but that’s because we are busy crunching and analyzing numbers from our two year-long monitoring studies — Gender Checks and the New Media Index.

We’d also like to use this time to hear from you, our readers. We want to know what questions you have about our studies, what numbers you’d like to know and what you’d like to see from The Gender Report in our second year. Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below or on Twitter using the hashtag #GRdiscuss.

Thanks for joining us for year one. We hope you’ll stay tuned for more.

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