Gender check: 4/19/12 – 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 8:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 19, was titled “Chicago home sales, prices surge in March.”

Here is its breakdown:

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

Word count: 237

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, president of association of Realtors


Website: Chicagoist

Chicagoist, 4/19/2012

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 19, was titled “Tanlines Are Ready For The Bright Lights.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity/Arts/Sports/Media: Arts, entertainment, etc. (GMMP No. 46)

Word count: 325

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

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