Gender check: 5/3/12 – 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 Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 3, was titled “Notre Dame QB Rees jailed as cops break up house party.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 742

Author:  Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, police captain
  2. Female, spokeswoman
  3. Male, spokesman


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 3, was titled “Three Floyds Warns Against Black Market Dark Lord Sales.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Other (GMMP No. 18)

Word count: 480

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

Notes/analysis: The article includes a statement from the company.

 

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