Gender check: 8/2/11 – 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

Seattle Times, 8/2/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 2, was titled “West Seattle brothers turned poster idea into classics for a generation.” Its subject was two males whose athlete posters are now on display as art.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, who put show together
  2. Male, one of the brothers
  3. Male, one of the brothers

Notes/analysis: The article includes two images – one of a brother and the other one of their posters (featuring a male athlete). The article’s lede sets the tone of an article meant for nostalgic men: “If you’re a guy in your 30s…”


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 2, was titled “Connelly: A mountain mess – N. Cascades Highway.” Its subject was commentary on a road resurfacing project.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, DOT spokesman
  2. Male, editor (in editorial)

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