Gender check: 6/12/12 – 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 10 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, June 12, was titled “State lawmakers will start moving budget plan through Legislature.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 755

Author: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, Assembly Budget Committee Chairman
  2. Female, spokeswoman
  3. Male, spokesman
  4. Male and female (joint statement), Senate and House Republican leaders
  5. Male, Democratic strategist
  6. Male, Senate President Pro Tem
  7. Male, governor
  8. Male, lobbyist


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, June 12, was titled “Seismic regulator must improve building plan oversight.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal (GMMP No. 27)

Word count: 688

Author:  Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, director of the Department of General Services
  2. Female, Senate Majority Leader
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