Gender Check 7/8/11 – 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: The Miami Herald

Miami Herald, 7/8/11

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 8 was titled “Space Shuttle Atlantis Ready for Launch; Weather May Not Be.” Its subject was the upcoming last shuttle launch from NASA.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – flight director

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 8 was titled “NASA Tweetup Offers Lively View of Atlantis Launch Watch.” Its subject was also coverage of the pending space shuttle launch and twitter users who are discussing the mission.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – twitter user