Gender check: 5/31/12 – 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 Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 31, was titled “Appeals court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Social and legal (GMMP No. 35)

Word count: 533

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, judge
  2. Female, state attorney general
  3. Female, lawyer
  4. Male, president of family institute


Website: Chicagoist

On the Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11 a.m. (PT) Thursday, May 31, was titled “Chi Festiv-Ale Tickets On Sale Friday.”

Here is its breakdown:

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

Word count: 243

Author:  Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

Gender check: 5/29/12 – West

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Website: Los Angeles Times

On LATimes.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5:10 p.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 29, was titled “Obama camp takes aim at Romney’s ties to Trump.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 370

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, deputy campaign manager
  2. Male, GOP presidential candidate


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5:10 p.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 29, was titled “Texas firm targets Calif. homeowners with foreclosed 2nd mortgages.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Economy (GMMP No. 16)

Word count: 2,721

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male
  2. Male
  3. Male, lawyer in class-action suit
  4. Male, chief executive and main owner
  5. Female
  6. Unknown, judge
  7. Unknown, lawyer
  8. Male, attorney

Gender check: 5/24/12 – Midwest

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Website: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:45 p.m. (PT) Thursday, May 24, was titled “Obama leads in key swing states, new polls find.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 357

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, of NBC


Website: Chicagoist

On Chicagoist, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:45 p.m. (PT) Thursday, May 24, was titled “Bird Names To Play Hometown Show With A New Lineup.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Celebrity, arts, media and sports (GMMP No. 46)

Word count: 295

Author:  Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

None

Gender check: 5/22/12 – West

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Website: Los Angeles Times

On LATimes.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 22, was titled “Ann Romney and dressage: A pricey private world.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 4)

Word count: 1,309

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, subject
  2. Female, spokeswoman
  3. Female, woman who bought horse
  4. Female, attorney


Website: California Watch

On California Watch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PT) Tuesday, May 22, was titled “Overtime pay soars for state-run police force.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and government (GMMP No. 7)

Word count: 2,651

Author: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, entry level patrolman
  2. Male, commander
  3. Male, lobbyist
  4. Male, former chief of investigations
  5. Male, former detective
  6. Male, captain
  7. Male, criminal justice consultant

Gender check: 5/18/12 – Midwest

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Website: Chicago Tribune

On the Chicago Tribune, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 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