Gender check: 5/15/12 – 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 7:25 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 15, was titled “Rebekah Brooks, five others to be charged in phone-hacking case.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 37)

Word count: 389

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female and Male (statement from couple charged)
  2. Female prosecutor


Website: California Watch

California Watch, 5/15/2012

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7:25 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 15, was titled “Issa blasts costly airport-security machines languishing in storage.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 7)

Word count: 711

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, Congressman
  2. Male, Transportation Security Administration’s top financial official
  3. Male, auditor
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