Gender Check 1/11/12 – 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: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Adversaries of Iran Said to Be Stepping Up Covert Actions.” Its subject was a supposed Israeli campaign against Iran’s development of a nuclear program.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – National Security Council spokesman
  2. Female – secretary of state
  3. Male – Israeli military spokesman (as quoted from an online posting)
  4. Male – Iran expert
  5. Male – policy director
  6. Male – unnamed Israeli security officer
  7. Male – Iranian ambassador to the U.N.
  8. Male – professor
  9. Male – professor

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Jan. 11, was titled “Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely.” Its subject was an upcoming journal article arguing against current assumptions about the safety of certain home loans.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – economist with the Federal Reserve
  2. Male – economist

Gender check: 1/4/12 – 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: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:40 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Jan. 4, was titled “Romney Takes a Victory Lap as Santorum Plays Catch-Up.” Its subject was the GOP presidential candidate race.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, GOP candidate
  2. Male, GOP candidate
  3. Male, campaign manager
  4. Male, who runs a super PAC
  5. Male, money manager
  6. Male, GOP candidate
  7. Male, GOP candidate
  8. Male, president of conservative group
  9. Male, president of conservative group


Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:40 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, Jan. 4, was titled “Our Guide to the Best Coverage on Rick Santorum and His Record.” Its subject was round-up of coverage on one of the GOP presidential candidates.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, GOP candidate

Notes/analysis: The guide mainly quotes and cites other articles and coverage.

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