Gender check: 10/4/11 – 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, 10/4/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:45 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Oct. 4, was titled “Knox leaves Italy to head home.” Its subject was Knox’s flight to Seattle as well as the details around her acquittal.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female (2) (Associated Press)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, brother of the victim
  2. Female, subject
  3. Male, secretary-general of the Italy-US Foundation
  4. Male, prosecutor
  5. Male, convicted
  6. Male, lawyer of the convicted


Website: Seattle P-I

Seattle P-I, 10/4/2011

On the Seattle P-I,one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:45 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Oct. 4, was titled “Seattle-bound Amanda Knox spotted at airport in Rome.” Its subject was Knox’s flight back to Seattle after being acquitted of murder.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None.

Notes/analysis: This post includes a statement from the victim’s family as well as details about Knox’s flight and a possible press conference. It also includes a video and links to other photos and articles.

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