Gender check: 10/11/11 – 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

"Budget woes: Will parolees get a free pass?" - Seattle Times, 10/11/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Oct. 11, was titled “Budget woes: Will parolees get a free pass?” Its subject was possible effects of drastic cuts outlined by the state Department of Corrections.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, corrections spokesman
  2. Male, spokesman for Washington Federation of State Employees
  3. Male, a community corrections supervisor
  4. Female, secretary of union
  5. Male, House Ways and Means committee chairman
  6. Male,  corrections secretary


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Oct. 11, was titled “No arrests of protesters, despite threats.” Its subject was police officers and the “Occupy Seattle” movement.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Staff

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Unknown, staff member of mayor
  2. Male, mayor
  3. Male, protester

Notes/Analysis: The article also includes quotes from posts to the groups’ social media.

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