Gender check: 9/6/11 – 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

"Growing enrollments bring rebirth for 2 Seattle schools" - Seattle Times, 9/6/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:35 p.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 6, was titled “Growing enrollments bring rebirth for 2 Seattle schools.” Its subject was two schools reopening after district enrollment increases.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, school board member
  2. Female, principal
  3. Female, principal
  4. Female, parent
  5. Female, school librarian

Notes/analysis: The article includes two photos – one of a female and one of a male. Both were taken by female photographer.

Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:35 p.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 6, was titled “Police: ‘Possessed’ Auburn woman ritualistically attacked man, children.” Its subject was a woman charged with felony assault for allegedly torturing a housemate and his daughter for over a year.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, victim (via court documents)
  2. Female, deputy prosecutor
  3. Female, detective
  4. Female, victim (via court documents)

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