Gender check: 5/24/11 – 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 11:20 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, May 24, was titled “1.9% teacher pay cut: Lawmakers strike budget deal.” Its subject was a plan for pay cuts in education announced.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, committee chairman

Notes/analysis: The article mostly detailed the budget agreement, without much comment at this time from lawmakers and none yet from those affected.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11: 20 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, May 24, was titled “Surveyor beat down two would-be thieves, prosecutors claim.” Its subject was two men being charged for attempting to steal a GPS receiver, though the male owner chased them down and “beat them down.”

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, detective

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