Gender check: 3/22/12 – Midwest

 

*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: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11:05 a.m. (PT) Thursday, March 22, was titled “NATO notebook: Quinn hawks state, ‘warmly received’.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Economic policies, strategies, modules, etc. (GMMP No. 9)

Word count: 491

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, governor
  2. Male, personnel manager for company
  3. Female, wife of Chicago mayor
  4. Male, NATO staffer
  5. Male, NATO employee


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11:05 a.m. (PT) Thursday, March 22, was titled “L-Vis Live! At Victory Gardens.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity, Arts, Media and Sports: Arts, entertainment, leisure, cinema, books, dance, etc (GMMP No. 46)

Word count: 210

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None.

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