Gender check: 6/5/12 – 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 9:30 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, June 5, was titled “Californians to test new primary system.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 803

Author: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, political scientist


Website: California Watch

California Watch, 6/5/2012

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:30 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, June 5, was titled “Oakland school accused of abuse is overbilling taxpayers, records show.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal (GMMP No. 27)

Word count: 3,396

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, former student
  2. Male, former student
  3. Male, teacher and church leader
  4. Female, former teacher
  5. Male, fire department inspector
  6. Female, former student
  7. Male, spokesman for unified school district
  8. Female, education programs consultant for the department of education
  9. Male, oversees private school funding
  10. Male, former student
  11. Female, former student
  12. Female, mom of former students
  13. Male, former student
  14. Female, mom of former student
  15. Female, police department spokeswoman
  16. Male, spokesman for the state Department of Consumer Affairs
  17. Female, executive director of organization that funds scholarships for low-income students
  18. Female, grandmother of former student
  19. Male, father of student
  20. Female, student

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