Gender check: 5/31/12 – 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 Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 31, was titled “Appeals court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal (GMMP No. 35)

Word count: 533

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, judge
  2. Female, state attorney general
  3. Female, lawyer
  4. Male, president of family institute


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 31, was titled “Chi Festiv-Ale Tickets On Sale Friday.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity, Arts, Media, Sports (GMMP No. 46)

Word count: 243

Author:  Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

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