Gender check: 3/29/12 – 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 8:50 a.m. (PT) Thursday, March 29, was titled “Best Buy sales, restructuring disappoint.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Economic indicators, stats, etc. (GMMP No. 10)

Word count: 604

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, analyst
  2. Male, analyst
  3. Male, chief executive


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:50 a.m. (PT) Thursday, March 29, was titled “Illinois—Finally—Gets Its Man.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity, arts, media, sports: Sports, events, players, facilities, training, funding (GMMP No. 49)

Word count: 465

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, sports writer

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