Gender check: 4/17/12 – West

*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: Los Angeles Times

LA Times 4/17/2012

On LATimes.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:50 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, April 17, was titled “Tax measures may be doomed, but they clarify parties’ goals.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government: Other domestic politics, government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 780

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, Senate majority leader
  2. Male, billionaire investor
  3. Male, Republican pollster
  4. Male, House speaker
  5. Male, Senator


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:50 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, April 17, was titled “Lawmaker, often target of investigations, zeros in on bullet train.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government: Other domestic politics, government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 970

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, U.S. representative
  2. Male, president of the stat rail foundation and a bullet train critic.
  3. Male, board chairman

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