Gender check: 5/29/12 – 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 5:10 p.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 29, was titled “Obama camp takes aim at Romney’s ties to Trump.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 370

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, deputy campaign manager
  2. Male, GOP presidential candidate


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5:10 p.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 29, was titled “Texas firm targets Calif. homeowners with foreclosed 2nd mortgages.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy (GMMP No. 16)

Word count: 2,721

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male
  2. Male
  3. Male, lawyer in class-action suit
  4. Male, chief executive and main owner
  5. Female
  6. Unknown, judge
  7. Unknown, lawyer
  8. Male, attorney

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