Gender Check 2/22/12 – 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 4:20 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, was titled “President Obama Lays Out Corporate Tax Plan.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Economic policies, strategies, modules etc (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 9)

Word count: 325

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, Treasury Secretary

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4:20 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, was titled “Protestors Demand Taxes on Wealthy to Fund Social Spending at Twin Protests Outside Offices of Sens. Brown, Kerry.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – Other domestic politics (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 369

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – executive director of Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants

Notes/analysis: The photo of the even is of one male protestor in the foreground and a woman in the background.

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