Gender check: 11/15/11 – 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

Foreign enrollment skyrockets for UW - Seattle Times, 11/15/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 15, was titled “Foreign enrollment skyrockets for UW.” Its subject was a record number of international students.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, admissions director
  2. Male, director of writing
  3. Male, freshman from China
  4. Male, sophomore from China
  5. Male, associate VP of international relations (at community college)
  6. Female, executive dean for international education programs for the community college district
  7. Female, vice minister of education for China
  8. Female, associate dean of extended learning

Notes/analysis: Two photos appear with the story by a male photographer. One features a male student and the other names a female, though she is not in the foreground.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 15, was titled “Wind, rain, snow, cold — what a week ahead.” Its subject was weather.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None.

Notes/analysis: The story quotes the National Weather Service.

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