Gender Check 3/7/12 – 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 10:20 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, March 7, was titled “Romney Wins Big, But Rivals Hang In.”

Here is its breakdown:

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

Word count: 1,359

Authors: Male (3)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – presidential candidate (from public comments)
  2. Male – presidential candidate (from public comments)
  3. Male – presidential candidate (from public comments)
  4. Male – political strategist
  5. Male – political science professor
  6. Female – voter at large
  7. Male – voter at large

Website: Open Media Boston

At the time of this post at 6 p.m. EST, the site had not posted new content since last week’s Gender Check.

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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.