Gender check: 2/15/12 – 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: Boston Globe (Boston.com)

On Boston.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:20 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Feb. 15, was titled “MBTA Advisory Board proposes 25 percent fare hike, alternatives to steep service cuts.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Transport (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 17)

Word count: 804

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, executive director of advisory board
  2. Male, general manager
  3. Male, president of taxpayers foundation
  4. Male, spokesman
  5. Male, state representative


Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:20 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Feb. 15, was titled “OMB Audio: Conversation with Occupy the “T” Activists.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Transport (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 17)

Word count: 264

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None (in written portion)

Notes/analysis: The audio clips included with the written part of the post are a conversation by two male reporters with one female and two male organizers.

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