Gender check: 8/23/11 – 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, 8/23/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:45 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 23, was titled “Aviation High soars into the future, landing next to Boeing Field.” Its subject was a lead up to the ground breaking of an aviation high school.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, CEO of Museum of Flight
  2. Female, principal
  3. Male, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  4. Male, graduate who will participate at fly-in


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:45 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 23, was titled “Seattle woman robbed at gunpoint in her home.” Its subject was police looking for three men who robbed a woman at gunpoint.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Unnamed (“police said”)

Notes/analysis: The article contained no named sources, only references to “Seattle police reported.”

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