Gender Check 4/11/12 – 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 7 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, April 11, was titled “Family Overwhelmed with Grief After Discovery of Missing Boston College Student’s Body in Reservoir.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Crime and Violence: Murder, Abduction, etc (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 38)

Word count: 626

Authors: Male (3)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – victim’s father
  2. Male – district attorney
  3. Male – BC spokesman
  4. Male – state police spokesman

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, April 11, was titled “MBTA Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Draw Transit Activitsts to Protest State House“.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Economy: traffic, transport, roads  (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 7)

Word count: 660

Authors: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – MBTA general manager (as quoted from other news sources)
  2. Female – protestor

Gender Check 2/29/12 – South and 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: 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: 2/15/12 – 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.