Gender check: 5/11/12 – 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 10:20 a.m. (PT) Friday, May 11, was titled “Year later, police renew appeal to public in case of missing boy, 6.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 578

Author: Staff

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, mother

Notes/analysis: Most of the article relies on statements from the police but not a specific individual.


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:20 a.m. (PT) Friday, May 11, was titled “Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy Responds To Video Alleging Intimidation Of Occupy Chicago Protesters.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 42)

Word count: 331

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, police superintendent

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s