Gender check: 11/22/11 – 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, 11/22/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 22, was titled “Gregoire proposes half-cent sales-tax increase.” Its subject was the governor’s proposals to help deal with a budget shortfall.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, governor
  2. Male, state Senate minority leader
  3. Male, university president
  4. Male, state House speaker
  5. Female, state Senate majority leader
  6. Male, state House minority leader


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 22, was titled “Boeing may pull out of Wichita.” Its subject was a possible facility closure.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None

Notes/analysis: The article includes statements from another newspaper, a company and a governor’s office.

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