Gender check: 7/26/11 – 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 8 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, July 26, was titled “Tunnel debate spills into the streets.” Its subject was a pre-vote debate on a tunnel that’s turned to focus on traffic.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, project administrator
  2. Male, FTA (in comments for EIS)
  3. Male, director of state transportation center
  4. Male, transportation institute
  5. Male, spokesman for anti-tunnel group
  6. Male, state treasurer
  7. Male, retired transportation secretary


Website: Seattle P-I

Seattle P-I, 7/26/2011

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, July 26, was titled “King Co. Council delays vote on $20 car tab fee for transit.” Its subject was a decision to delay a vote on a vehicle license fee.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, council member
  2. Male, council member
  3. Male, council member
  4. Male, spokesman (for male executive)

Notes/analysis: The King County Council is a nine-member council, with currently six male members and three female members.

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