Gender check: 11/1/11 – 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

"Tukwila's push to ban casinos really a fight over city's values" - Seattle Times, 11/1/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:40 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Nov. 1, was titled “Tukwila’s push to ban casinos really a fight over city’s values.” Its subject was a city considering a ban on casinos.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, council member
  2. Female, head of group opposing casinos
  3. Male, head of “live and let live” group
  4. Male, president of the four Great American casinos
  5. Female, commission spokesperson
  6. Female, casino manager

Notes/analysis: The articles includes three photos, two of which had identfied persons. One person of each gender is featured. Both were taken by male photographers.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:40 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Nov. 1, was titled “Former insurance agent admits she scammed elderly clients.” Its subject was a female former insurance agent who admitted to scamming more than $1 million.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned)

None. No named person is cited.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s