Gender check: 4/12/12 – 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

Chicago Tribune, 4/12/2012

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 12, was titled “Mom, 1-year-old daughter shot while sleeping: ‘A terrible thing’.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence: Violent crime, murder, abduction, assault, etc. (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 353

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, mother of victim
  2. Male, baby’s grandfather


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 12, was titled “Homicides Spike In First Three Months Of 2012.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence: Violent crime, murder, abduction, assault, etc. (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 306

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, mayor
  2. Male, Police Supt.

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