Gender check: 01/18/11 – West

*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: Seattle Times

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of noon (MST) Tuesday, Jan. 18, was titled “Picasso leaves his mark on SAM.” Its subject was fine arts.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, museum frequenter, manager of cafe across the street
2. Male, museum director
3. Female, spokeswoman for hotel/restaurant (not named)
4. Female, clothing store employee four blocks away from museum

Notes/analysis: Article includes photo of a mixed-gender crowd at the museum exhibit of a well-known male artist.

Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of noon (MST) Tuesday, Jan. 18, was titled “Trial to begin after man critically injured by sheriff’s deputies.” Its subject was crime and courts.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, attorney
2. Female, wife of victim
3. Male, senior deputy prosecutor

Notes/analysis: Alleged victim featured in the article is male, as are alleged deputies involved. Judge referenced at the end is female.

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