Gender Check 3/28/12 – 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 (

On, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 3 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, March 28, was titled “MBTA unveils 23 percent fare hike; limited service cuts also proposed.”

Here is its breakdown:

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

Word count: 909

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – secretary of transportation
  2. Male – governor

Website: Open Media Boston

At the time of this post at 3 p.m. EST, the site had not posted new content since last week’s Gender Check.


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