Gender Check 2/22/12 – Northeast

*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: Boston Globe (Boston.com)

On Boston.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4:20 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, was titled “President Obama Lays Out Corporate Tax Plan.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Economic policies, strategies, modules etc (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 9)

Word count: 325

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, Treasury Secretary

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4:20 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, was titled “Protestors Demand Taxes on Wealthy to Fund Social Spending at Twin Protests Outside Offices of Sens. Brown, Kerry.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – Other domestic politics (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 369

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – executive director of Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants

Notes/analysis: The photo of the even is of one male protestor in the foreground and a woman in the background.

Gender check: 2/15/12 – Northeast

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Website: Boston Globe (Boston.com)

On Boston.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:20 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Feb. 15, was titled “MBTA Advisory Board proposes 25 percent fare hike, alternatives to steep service cuts.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Transport (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 17)

Word count: 804

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, executive director of advisory board
  2. Male, general manager
  3. Male, president of taxpayers foundation
  4. Male, spokesman
  5. Male, state representative


Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:20 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Feb. 15, was titled “OMB Audio: Conversation with Occupy the “T” Activists.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Transport (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 17)

Word count: 264

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None (in written portion)

Notes/analysis: The audio clips included with the written part of the post are a conversation by two male reporters with one female and two male organizers.

Gender Check 1/18/12 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 18, was titled “Poll Shows Shift In Independent’s Vote, a Hurdle for Obama.” Its subject was a potential decline in support for the president among independent voters.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male and Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Independent voter
  2. Female – Independent voter
  3. Female – Independent voter

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 18, was titled “From CEO to Candidate, Romney Flip-Flops on Debt.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – private equity executive
  2. Male – economist

Gender Check 1/11/12 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Adversaries of Iran Said to Be Stepping Up Covert Actions.” Its subject was a supposed Israeli campaign against Iran’s development of a nuclear program.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – National Security Council spokesman
  2. Female – secretary of state
  3. Male – Israeli military spokesman (as quoted from an online posting)
  4. Male – Iran expert
  5. Male – policy director
  6. Male – unnamed Israeli security officer
  7. Male – Iranian ambassador to the U.N.
  8. Male – professor
  9. Male – professor

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely.” Its subject was an upcoming journal article arguing against current assumptions about the safety of certain home loans.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – economist with the Federal Reserve
  2. Male – economist

Gender check: 1/4/12 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:40 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Jan. 4, was titled “Romney Takes a Victory Lap as Santorum Plays Catch-Up.” Its subject was the GOP presidential candidate race.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, GOP candidate
  2. Male, GOP candidate
  3. Male, campaign manager
  4. Male, who runs a super PAC
  5. Male, money manager
  6. Male, GOP candidate
  7. Male, GOP candidate
  8. Male, president of conservative group
  9. Male, president of conservative group


Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:40 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Jan. 4, was titled “Our Guide to the Best Coverage on Rick Santorum and His Record.” Its subject was round-up of coverage on one of the GOP presidential candidates.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, GOP candidate

Notes/analysis: The guide mainly quotes and cites other articles and coverage.