Gender check: 10/18/11 – 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

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 1 p.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Oct. 18, was titled “Sources: Charges to be filed in Seattle schools scandal.” Its subject was news that a felony theft charge will be filed against a (male) former school district employee.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Unknown (unnamed source)
  2. Unknown (unnamed source)
  3. Male, prosecuting attorney
  4. Male, accused
  5. Unknown, auditor

Notes/analysis: This story is mostly based on unnamed sources and information from the news source’s archives.


Website: Seattle P-I

Seattle P-I, 10/18/2011

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 1 p.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Oct. 18, was titled “Police: Seattle public masturbator arrested.” Its subject was the arrest of a man who had exposed himself to several young girls in North Seattle.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, detective

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