Gender check: 6/7/12 – 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

Chicago Tribune, 6/7/2012

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:25 a.m. (PT) Thursday, June 7, was titled “Mobster gets 8 1/2 years after telling judge, ‘We got nothing better to do‘.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 37)

Word count: 131

Author:  Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, U.S. district judge
  2. Male, suspect


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:25 a.m. (PT) Thursday, June 7, was titled “Summer Girlfriends Send Shockwaves Of Good Vibes.”

Here is its breakdown:

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

Word count: 247

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

Notes/analysis: This was a music review.

 

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