Gender Check 7/15/11 – 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 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 15 was titled “MDC Not Likely To Lose Accreditation, Say Experts.” Its subject was the possibility of part-time faculty numbers jeopardizing Miami Dade College’s status as a higher-ed institution.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male -college president (from a previously released letter)
  2. Male – spokesman
  3. Female – spokeswoman
  4. Female – policy analyst

Notes/analysis: Some key sources for this story declined comment.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 15 was titled “Looking for a Gas Bargain? Try These Pumps.” Its subject was a listing of local gas stations and their current prices.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

none

Gender Check 7/8/11 – South

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Website: The Miami Herald

Miami Herald, 7/8/11

On the Miami Herald, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 8 was titled “Space Shuttle Atlantis Ready for Launch; Weather May Not Be.” Its subject was the upcoming last shuttle launch from NASA.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – flight director

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday, July 8 was titled “NASA Tweetup Offers Lively View of Atlantis Launch Watch.” Its subject was also coverage of the pending space shuttle launch and twitter users who are discussing the mission.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female – twitter user

Gender Check 3/25/11 – 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 7 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 25 was titled “State Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Sansom. ” Its subject was a case against the state’s former speaker of the house for alleged theft and conspiracy surrounding a state budget.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – state attorney

2. Male – former state speaker of the house

Notes/analysis: Most of the story was a history of the case, compiled from court documents and former coverage.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 25 was titled “Bullied No More: Young Robbery Victim Speaks Out.” Its subject was a

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – student bullies

2. Male – victim of robbery

3. Female – mother of victim

4. Male – police commander

5. Male – police detective

Notes/analysis:

Gender Check 3/11/11 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 3 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 11 was titled “South Dade Gets Mini-Arsht Center.” Its subject was the announcement of $51 million contract for a new performing arts center to open in the Culter Bay area next month.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male – managing director of facility

2. Male – mayor of Cutler Bay

3. Male – director of cultural affairs for Miami-Dade County

4. Male – vice mayor of Cutler Bay

Notes/analysis:

 

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 3 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 11 was titled “City’s Review Of New Garden Regulations Pushed Back.” Its subject was the city council’s decision to hold off on a proposal to change fees for neighborhood garden plots.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female- organizer in support of the fee change

Notes/analysis: Several groups are mentioned but not by individual members.

Gender Check: 2/25/11 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 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Feb. 25 was titled “Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez Loses Court Challenge on Recall Election. ” Its subject was the upcoming vote to recall both the mayor and county commissioner’s place in office.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Authors: Male and Female (shared byline)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female – circuit judge

2. Male – attorney

3. Male – citizen leading the recall efforts

4. Male- current mayor (as quoted from a press conference)

Notes/analysis: The accompanying photo pictures supporters of the recall. One of the three subjects was female.

Website: Patch (Seminole Heights)

On Patch of Seminole Heights, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Feb. 25 was titled “Lowry Park Gets Jurassic Park Makeover.” Its subject was a new temporary DinoQuest exhibit at the local zoo.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female- mother of exhibit participant

2. Female- child participant

3. Female – child participant

Notes/analysis: Two of the three human sources are children, and both female. Dinosaurs are typically associated with male children, so the sources of this story are particularly interesting.