Gender check: 5/17/11 – 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 6 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, May 17, was titled “Enfield reverses decision to fire Ingraham High principal.” Its subject was the Seattle Schools interim superintendent announcing she would give a male principal another year to prove himself rather than terminating him.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female, interim superintendent


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 6 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, May 17, was titled “Starbucks sued for firing barista with dwarfism.” Its subject was the federal government suing Starbucks for firing a woman who asked to use a stool or stepladder when preparing drinks.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, trial lawyer

2. Female, company spokeswoman

Notes/analysis: The article only included voices speaking on behalf of others.


*This post was created May 19, but information was gathered at 6 p.m. May 17.*

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s