Gender Check 6/4/12 – 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 9 p.m. EST on Monday, June 4, was titled “Medicaid More Than Medical Aid”.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Science and Health: Medicine (Global Media Monitoring Project 20)

Word count: 1,466

Authors: Female (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – healthcare employee
  2. Female – public policy director
  3. Male – public policy director
  4. Male – medicaid policy expert
  5. Female – public policy advisor
  6. Male – state health agency director
  7. Female – regional service organization director
  8. Male – insurance agency director
  9. Male – patient
  10. Female – former First Lady
  11. Male – state agency commissioner

Notes/Analysis: Two pictures in a photo gallery accompanied this story, the second in a three-part series. Both photos featured male subjects.

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Monday, June 4, was titled “Pre-K registration, Boortz Retires, Cascade resident soon to have new home.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: various

Word count: n/a

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

none

Gender Check 5/7/12 – 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, May 7, was titled “Colotl Allowed to Stay for Another Year”.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Social and Legal: Legal System (Global Media Monitoring Project 35)

Word count: 288

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – 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, May 7, was titled “Buckhead vs. Midtown”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and Legal – development issues (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 26)

Word count: 533

Author: Female (assumed posted by editor who is female)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

none

Gender Check 3/26/12 – 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 8 p.m. EST on Monday, March 26, was titled “Cheating our Children: AJC’s testing investigation spurs action.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Social and Legal: Education (Global Media Monitoring Project 27)

Word count: 1,133

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – U.S. Senator
  2. Female – teacher’s union president
  3. Male – special investigator
  4. Male – urban superintendent
  5. Male – urban superintendent
  6. Male – AJC editor
  7. Female – parent

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Monday, March 26, was titled “School board will vote up and down on APS plan.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and Legal – education (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 27)

Word count: 533

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – school board chairman
  2. Male – group representative
  3. Female – school board member
  4. Female – PTA president
  5. Female – PTA president

Gender Check 3/5/12 – 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 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