Gender check: 6/14/12 – 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 the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:25 a.m. (PT) Thursday, June 14, was titled “Children from Northlake found blindfolded, bound outside Kansas Walmart.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 40)

Word count: 319

Author: Staff

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, police sgt.
  2. Male, landlord


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:25 a.m. (PT) Thursday, June 14, was titled “All That Pretty June Beach Weather? It’s Killing Farmers’ Crops.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy (GMMP No. 15)

Word count: 265

Author:  Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, farmer

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