Gender check: 4/24/12 – 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

On LATimes.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, April 24, was titled “Report finds wave of Mexican immigration to U.S. has ended.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal (GMMP No. 31)

Word count: 918

Author: Female (1) and male (1)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, co-author of study
  2. Male, sociology professor
  3. Male, spokesman for group that advocates for restricted immigration
  4. Female, immigration attorney


Website: California Watch

California Watch 4/24/2012

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, April 24, was titled “State’s presidential primaries have history of irrelevance.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 685

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, legislative historian and political analyst

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