Gender Checks 11/11/11 – 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.

*These two Gender Checks are appearing on a different day than normal. Typically the South appears on Mondays and the Northeast on Wednesdays.

Website: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 11 was “Military Uses Keys For Intensive Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise“. Its subject was a week-long air and missile defense training.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Major General
  2. Male – Navy Lt. Commander

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 11 was titled “Free Meals and Specials for Vets.” Its subject was programs around the Tampa area for veterans.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned)

None

Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 11 was titled “A Gold Rush of Subsidies in the Search for Clean Energy.” Its subject was a

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors:  Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – chief executive of energy company (from previous statements)
  2. Male – spokesman for Energy Department
  3. Male – chief executive of energy company
  4. Male – chief executive of energy company
  5. Male – president of solar association
  6. Male – policy director
  7. Male – spokesman for General Electric
  8. Male – analyst

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Friday, November 11 was titled “EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer.” Its subject was the discovery of a contaminant from oil drilling.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

None

Gender Check – 7/1/11 – South

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Website: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 1 was titled “President Hugo Chavez’s revelation: Fighting Cancer After Surgery In Cuba.” Its subject was an admission from the Venezuelan president that his continuing illness is becoming serious.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Venezuelan president (from public statement)
  2. Male – Venezuelan vice president (from public statement)
  3. Female – Venezuelan legislator

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 1 was titled “Meet Tampa Fire Rescue’s William Oglesby.” Its subject was a Q&A with the local fire department’s driver/engineer.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – feature subject

Gender Check: 3/4/11 South

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Website: The Miami Herald

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 4 was titled “Scott To Fund Port Of Miami Project ” Its subject was the announcement of $77 million to deep dredge the Port of Miami to allow larger ships to travel there.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – Governor of Florida (from public announcement)

Notes/analysis: The accompanying multimedia story pictured an interview with the director of the Port of Miami (who is male) by another female staff member from the Herald.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 4 p.m. (EST) on March 4 was titled “Childcare Center Under Investigation For Neglect.” Its subject was a 3-year-old boy who was left for several hours in the center’s van.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female- Tampa police spokeswoman

2. Male – local law enforcement (mentioned as choosing to not comment)

3. Male – figure connected to one of the childcare center’s employees

4. Female – mother of a child at the center

Notes/analysis:

Gender Check: 1/28/11 – South

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Website: The Miami Herald

On The Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 28, was titled “State issues temporary ban on fake cocaine.” Its subject was a recent state ban on bath salts and other products that produce a similar result to cocaine and LSD when snorted.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female – Florida attorney general

2. Male – county sherif

3. Male – president of Florida senate

4. Male – Florida law enforcement commissioner

Notes/analysis:


Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 28 was titled “’We could be in the same place’; locals pitch in for countywide homeless count.” Its subject was a recent survey of the homeless population in Hillsborough County.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female – volunteer with local non-profit agency

2. Male – project manager with local non-profit agency

3. Male – volunteer

4. Male – CEO of the Homeless Coalition

Notes/analysis: Although not directly related to the breakdown of the story, one of the sources had an interesting statement about the issue of homelessness. He said  there is no discrimination when it comes to those who have nowhere to go. “Homelessness affects everyone – men, women, white, Hispanic, whatever.”