Gender Check 3/5/12 – South

*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: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Monday, March 5, was titled “1 Killed, 1 Hurt in NW Atlanta shooting.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Crime and Violence: Violent crime, murder, abduction, assault, etc. (Global Media Monitoring Project 38)

Word count: 220

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – relative of victim
  2. Male – police officer
  3. Female – relative of victim

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Monday, March 5, was titled “GOP Primary: Who’s Donating in Buckhead?.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and Violence – other (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 44)

Word count: 129

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

none

Gender Check 2/29/12 – South and Northeast

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Website: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Hot lanes pick up momentum, critics.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Economy: Transport, Traffic, Roads (Global Media Monitoring Project 17)

Word count: 1,111

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – man on the street interview
  2. Male – man on the street interview
  3. Female – toll organization spokeswoman
  4. Male – editor of national toll publication
  5. Male – man on the street interview
  6. Male – man on the street interview

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Property Owners’ Concerns to be Included in GA 400 Trail Design.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal – development, sustainability (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 26)

Word count: 738

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – Livable Buckhead executive director
  2. Male – project manager
  3. Male – board vice chairman
  4. Male – executive director
  5. Male – business development manager

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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 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Amid Confusion, Mitt Romney Says He Does Support Blunt Amendment.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – other (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 336

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – GOP presidential candidate (from televised interview)
  2. Female – campaign spokeswoman
  3. Male – TV reporter (from televised interview)

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 29, was titled “Rally Calls For Lighter Sentence For Tarek Mehanna.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and Legal – legal system (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 35)

Word count: 204

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

none

Gender Check 2/20/12 – South

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Website: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 20, was titled “Atlanta Firefighters Union Wants Outside Review of Cheating Allegations.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Politics and Government: Domestic politics, government (Global Media Monitoring Project 4)

Word count: 367

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – union president
  2. Male – city attorney

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 20, was titled “Man Commits Suicide at Buckhead Apartment Complex.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and Violence – other (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 44)

Word count: 165

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – police department spokeswoman

Gender check: 2/13/12 – South

 

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Website: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 12, was titled “80-year-old man clubbed to death in robbery.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and Violence – Violent crime, murder, assault, violence (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 38)

Word count: 524

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – county sheriff
  2. Male – sheriff spokesman

Notes/analysis: The photo accompanying the story was of the male suspect in the case.

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 12, was titled “Davis Says He’s Not Bound by Demographers’ Options.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal – Education, childcare, nursery, university, literacy (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 27)

Word count: 289

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent

Notes/analysis: The photo accompanying the story was of the male superintendent.

 

Gender Check 1/2/12 – South

Website: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Monday, Jan. 2 was “Wind Chill Advisory Monday Night, Freeze Watch For Tuesday.“. Its subject was an unusually cold weather forecast for southern Florida.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – meteorologist
  2. Male – former director of botanical gardens

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Monday, Jan. 2 was titled “Help Seminole Heights Community Gardens Battle Freeze.” Its subject was the same cold front moving into Miami and how it will effect local gardens.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned)

none