Gender check: 5/18/12 – Midwest

*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: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 p.m. (PT) Friday, May 18, was titled “Peaceful start to NATO protests.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence: Demonstrations (GMMP No. 42)

Word count: 1,121

Author: Staff

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, attendee of rally
  2. Female, from People’s Law Office
  3. Male, police officer (unnamed)
  4. Male, protester (unnamed)


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 p.m. (PT) Friday, May 18, was titled “Woman Arrested For Shoving Alderman In Dispute Over Pigeons.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence: Violent crime, assault (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 187

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, charged

Gender check: 5/11/12 – Midwest

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Website: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:20 a.m. (PT) Friday, May 11, was titled “Year later, police renew appeal to public in case of missing boy, 6.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 578

Author: Staff

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, mother

Notes/analysis: Most of the article relies on statements from the police but not a specific individual.


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:20 a.m. (PT) Friday, May 11, was titled “Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy Responds To Video Alleging Intimidation Of Occupy Chicago Protesters.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 42)

Word count: 331

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, police superintendent

Gender check: 5/3/12 – Midwest

 

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Website: Chicago Tribune

On Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 3, was titled “Notre Dame QB Rees jailed as cops break up house party.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 742

Author:  Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, police captain
  2. Female, spokeswoman
  3. Male, spokesman


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 3, was titled “Three Floyds Warns Against Black Market Dark Lord Sales.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Other (GMMP No. 18)

Word count: 480

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

Notes/analysis: The article includes a statement from the company.

 

Gender check: 4/26/12 – Midwest

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Website: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:45 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 26, was titled “3 charged with boy’s abduction face extradition to Missouri.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Crime and violence (GMMP No. 38)

Word count: 489

Author: Staff

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, boy’s maternal grandfather

Notes/analysis: Much of the story just uses “authorities said” without ever specifying which authorities.


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:45 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 26, was titled “Judge Rules ‘Amazon Tax’ Unconstitutional.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Social and legal (GMMP No. 35)

Word count: 410

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, judge
  2. Male, founder and CEO
  3. Unknown, spokesperson

Gender check: 4/19/12 – Midwest

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Website: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 19, was titled “Chicago home sales, prices surge in March.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy: Economic indicators, etc. (GMMP No. 10)

Word count: 237

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, president of association of Realtors


Website: Chicagoist

Chicagoist, 4/19/2012

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:15 a.m. (PT) Thursday, April 19, was titled “Tanlines Are Ready For The Bright Lights.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity/Arts/Sports/Media: Arts, entertainment, etc. (GMMP No. 46)

Word count: 325

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None