Gender check: 9/13/11 – 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

“We’re conserving, but water rates may climb” – Seattle Times 9/13/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 13, was titled “We’re conserving, but water rates may climb.” Its subject was water rates.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, consultant
  2. Male, city council’s utilities committee chairman
  3. Male, analyst
  4. Male, chamber of commerce vice president for government relations
  5. Male, member of water system advisory committee
  6. Male, director
  7. Male, city council president
  8. Male, manager of watershed education center
  9. Male, senior civil engineer on the project

Notes/analysis: Four photos are included with the article. All by male photographers. No visible women.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 13, was titled “A Jersey guy’s love for the Olympics.” Its subject was Bill Bradley’s role in a dam removal project to reopen part of Olympic National Park to spawning salmon.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, former U.S. senator (subject)
  2. Male, late Alaska governor

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