Gender check: 6/7/11 – 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 7:30 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, June 7, was titled “Financial aid may not keep pace with fast-rising tuition.” Its subject was challenges with students who qualify for need-based aid not receiving it because the state runs out of money.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:
Female

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, executive director, student association

2. Male, state representative

3. Female, undergraduate student

4. Male, master’s student

5. Female, director of financial aid


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7:30 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, June 7, was titled “Extra beat cops assigned to nightlife areas.” Its subject was plans for stationing extra officers over the summer in “nightlife zones.”

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:
Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, police chief

2. Male, assistant chief

Notes/analysis:
The photo included with the story features three males — the two sources and the mayor.

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