Gender check: 5/24/12 – 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 12:45 p.m. (PT) Thursday, May 24, was titled “Obama leads in key swing states, new polls find.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 357

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, of NBC


Website: Chicagoist

On Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:45 p.m. (PT) Thursday, May 24, was titled “Bird Names To Play Hometown Show With A New Lineup.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity, arts, media and sports (GMMP No. 46)

Word count: 295

Author:  Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

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