Gender check: 3/6/12 – West

*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: Los Angeles Times

LATimes.com, 3/6/2012

On the LATimes.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 6:45 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, March 6, was titled “World powers offer to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government: Peace, negotiations, treaties (GMMP No. 3)

Word count: 435

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, EU foreign minister
  2. Male, British foreign secretary


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 6:45 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, March 6, was titled “SF officials urged to bring terror task force under local control.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Political and government: Other (GMMP No. 8)

Word count: 699

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, county supervisor
  2. Female, of Asian Law Caucus
  3. Female, executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations

Notes/analysis: The top and first featured spotlight article this week was the same as it was the previous week. Therefore, the daily report was pulled as the lead article.

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