Gender check: 8/9/11 – 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 11:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 9, was titled “Gregoire tells state to get ready for more cuts.” Its subject was the governor telling agencies to prepare for cuts of up to 10 percent.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, governor
  2. Male, budget director
  3. Male, state senator (D)
  4. Male, state senator (R)


Website: Seattle P-I

“Dendreon shareholders allege inflated growth, insider trading in class action” – Seattle P-I, 8/9/2011

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 9, was titled “Dendreon shareholders allege inflated growth, insider trading in class action.” Its subject was a class-action suit against a Seattle-based bio-tech company.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None

Notes/analysis: The story quotes from the lawsuit. It also says that the company did not respond to requests for comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s