Gender Check 9/14/11 – 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 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 14 was titled “There’s an Exciting Clash on the Field. Oh, That’s the Uniform.” Its subject was the growing trend of fashion-forward uniforms in college football.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – ESPN reporter
  2. Male – Under Armour senior vice president
  3. Male – spokesman for University of Maryland
  4. Male – director of football for Adidas

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 14 was titled “What’s Gov. Perry’s Drug Controversy All About?.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Male – governor and republican presidential candidate

Notes/Analysis: Most of the information for this story came from public statements or prior material compiled on Gov. Perry.

Gender Check 9/7/11 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 7 was titled “Markets Lifted By Signs of Progress on European Debt.” Its subject was the U.S. stocks snap of a 3-day slump.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – investment officer
  2. Male – market economist

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 7 was titled “Drug Companies Defend ‘Interactions’ With Physicians.” Its subject was an upcoming update to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” series about corruptions in health care systems.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male and Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

  1. Female – vice president of pharmaceutical organization

Gender Check 8/10/11 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m.. EST on Wednesday, August 10 was titled “U.S. Stocks Resume Their Slide After a One-Day Rally.” Its subject was the continuing uncertainty in the economy after the debt ceiling deal and credit rating decision.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Female and Male (shared by-line)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – fund manager
  2. Male – french finance minister
  3. Male – Japanese bank governor (from public statements)
  4. Male – German economist

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, August 10 was titled “Why Looming Budget Battles Might Still Shut Down the Government.” Its subject was

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Congressional scholar
  2. Female – Congressional scholar

Notes/analysis: This story used two sources to get varied opinions about the future of specific government agencies. At least some of the information came from e-mail correspondence.

Gender Check 7/20/11 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 20 was titled “British Leader Defends His Actions in Hacking Case.” Its subject was the testimony of Prime Minister David Cameron in the continued investigation into the phone hacking scandal

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – prime minister
  2. Male – former editor
  3. Male – member of Parliament

Notes/Analysis: Much of this story and its quotes were taken from the testimonies of those involved, not direct interviews.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, July 13 was titled “Justice Department Retracts Court Filings That Undercut FBI’S Anthrax Case.” Its subject was an investigation with the case involving a former Army microbiologist’s involvement in the Anthrax scare of 2001. The story was co-published with Frontline and McClatchy.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors:  Male (shared byline)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – spokesman
  2. Male – Army technician
  3. Female – Army scientist

Notes/analysis: This story used mostly information from the legal filing for its sources and information.

Gender Check 7/13/11 – Northeast

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Website: The New York Times

On The New York Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, July 13 was titled “In Retreat, Murdoch Drops TV Takeover.” Its subject was the continued developments in the British news outlets’ missteps.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male (shared byline)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – company deputy chairman (as quoted from press release)
  2. Male – prime minister (as quoted from statement)
  3. Male – political party leader
  4. Male – member of Parliament
  5. Male – committee member (as quoted from public statement)
  6. Male – committee member (as quoted from public statement)
  7. Male – former prime minister

Notes/Analysis: Much of this story and its quotes were taken from publicly released statements or debates in open committees.

Website: ProPublica

On ProPublica, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, July 13 was titled “FDIC Chairwoman: Mortgage Industry ‘Didn’t Think Borrowers Were Worth Helping’ “. Its subject was an interview given by Sheila Bair to the New York Times.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – former chairwoman
  2. Male – New York Times reporter (from his own writing)

Notes/analysis: This story used mostly a previous New York Times article that provided the interview. Other information came from previous ProPublica reporting on similar topics.