Gender Check 2/29/12 – South and 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: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Hot lanes pick up momentum, critics.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Economy: Transport, Traffic, Roads (Global Media Monitoring Project 17)

Word count: 1,111

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – man on the street interview
  2. Male – man on the street interview
  3. Female – toll organization spokeswoman
  4. Male – editor of national toll publication
  5. Male – man on the street interview
  6. Male – man on the street interview

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Property Owners’ Concerns to be Included in GA 400 Trail Design.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal – development, sustainability (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 26)

Word count: 738

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – Livable Buckhead executive director
  2. Male – project manager
  3. Male – board vice chairman
  4. Male – executive director
  5. Male – business development manager

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Website: Boston Globe (Boston.com)

On Boston.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Amid Confusion, Mitt Romney Says He Does Support Blunt Amendment.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – other (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 336

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – GOP presidential candidate (from televised interview)
  2. Female – campaign spokeswoman
  3. Male – TV reporter (from televised interview)

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Rally Calls For Lighter Sentence For Tarek Mehanna.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and Legal – legal system (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 35)

Word count: 204

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

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