Gender check: 5/3/11 – 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 1:20 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, May 3, was titled “Urban League’s financial crisis worsens; acting CEO out.” Its subject was a civil rights non-profit facing a financial crisis.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, chief executive in an email

2. Male, city director of finance and administrative services

Notes/analysis: The predominate source in the story is statements from the Urban League.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 1:20 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, May 3, was titled “State: Seattle nurse diverted drugs 100 times from hospitals.” Its subject was a male nurse with previous convictions who was taking drugs from hospitals he was working at.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female, disciplinary manager, nursing commission

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