Gender check: 9/20/11 – West

*Gender Checks are quick examinations of gender representation in individual news articles for the purpose of discovering trends over time. Click hereto read more.

Website: Seattle Times

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 20, was titled “Scammers ‘skimming’ millions from area’s ATMs.” Its subject was the rise of bank card “skimming.”

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, U.S. attorney

Notes/analysis: A male assistant special agent is mentioned in the story but not quoted. He is also featured in the image with the story.


Website: Seattle P-I

Seattle P-!, 9/20/2011

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 20, was titled “Prosecutors: Sex offender molested children at Renton church.” Its subject was a male charged with molesting at least a girl at a church and abusing another elsewhere.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, senior deputy prosecutor
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