Gender Check 4/11/12 – 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 (Boston.com)

On Boston.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, April 11, was titled “Family Overwhelmed with Grief After Discovery of Missing Boston College Student’s Body in Reservoir.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Crime and Violence: Murder, Abduction, etc (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 38)

Word count: 626

Authors: Male (3)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – victim’s father
  2. Male – district attorney
  3. Male – BC spokesman
  4. Male – state police spokesman

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, April 11, was titled “MBTA Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Draw Transit Activitsts to Protest State House“.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Economy: traffic, transport, roads  (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 7)

Word count: 660

Authors: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – MBTA general manager (as quoted from other news sources)
  2. Female – protestor
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