Gender check: 6/21/11 – 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 12:15 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, June 21, was titled “Seattle asks court to allow release of names of disciplined cops.” Its subject was a petition by the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, attorney

Notes/analysis: The story mostly references documents or refers to “the department.”


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:15 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, June 21, was titled “Charge: Lakewood man sold incarcerated sex predators child porn.” Its subject was a man charged with smuggling child pornography into a state facility for sex offenders.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Unknown, inspector (Unnamed)

2. Male, assistant U.S. attorney

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