Gender Check 3/26/12 – South

*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 Monday, March 26, was titled “Cheating our Children: AJC’s testing investigation spurs action.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Social and Legal: Education (Global Media Monitoring Project 27)

Word count: 1,133

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – U.S. Senator
  2. Female – teacher’s union president
  3. Male – special investigator
  4. Male – urban superintendent
  5. Male – urban superintendent
  6. Male – AJC editor
  7. Female – parent

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Monday, March 26, was titled “School board will vote up and down on APS plan.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and Legal – education (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 27)

Word count: 533

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – school board chairman
  2. Male – group representative
  3. Female – school board member
  4. Female – PTA president
  5. Female – PTA president
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