Gender check: 2/13/12 – South

 

*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: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 12, was titled “80-year-old man clubbed to death in robbery.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and Violence – Violent crime, murder, assault, violence (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 38)

Word count: 524

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – county sheriff
  2. Male – sheriff spokesman

Notes/analysis: The photo accompanying the story was of the male suspect in the case.

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 12, was titled “Davis Says He’s Not Bound by Demographers’ Options.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal – Education, childcare, nursery, university, literacy (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 27)

Word count: 289

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent

Notes/analysis: The photo accompanying the story was of the male superintendent.

 

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