Gender check: 8/16/11 – 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, 8/16/11

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:25 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 16, was titled “Tunnel dispute tops election; ballots due today.” Its subject was the last day to vote in the primary election.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, mayor

Notes/analysis: The story mostly provides a roundup of issues and races that voters are casting their ballots on through today.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:25 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 16, was titled “Seattle’s ‘green jobs’ program a bust.” Its subject was the progress (or lake thereof) with a federal grant intended to create jobs and weatherize homes in poorer neighborhoods.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, mayor
  2. Male, director of community organizing group
  3. Male, policy director of economic-justice group
  4. Male, U.S. vice president
  5. Male, city’s manager for program
  6. Male, who got certification in insulating walls and sealing air leaks

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