Gender check: 5/22/12 – 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 10:50 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 22, was titled “Ann Romney and dressage: A pricey private world.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 1,309

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, subject
  2. Female, spokeswoman
  3. Female, woman who bought horse
  4. Female, attorney


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 22, was titled “Overtime pay soars for state-run police force.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 7)

Word count: 2,651

Author: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, entry level patrolman
  2. Male, commander
  3. Male, lobbyist
  4. Male, former chief of investigations
  5. Male, former detective
  6. Male, captain
  7. Male, criminal justice consultant

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