Gender check: 12/6/11 – 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 8:25 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Dec. 6, was titled “GOP sees expanded gambling as state budget solution.” Its subject was a proposal by Republicans to let nontribal casinos have the same slot machines as tribal casinos in an effort to raise the money to solve the budget shortfall.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author:  Shared (Male and female)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, state representative (R)
  2. Female, governor
  3. Male, chairman of the Swinomish Tribe
  4. Male, state senator (R)
  5. Male, chairman of gaming association
  6. Male, casino owner

Notes/analysis: The article includes an image, that names a female visible, and two mugshots, one of a female source and one of a male source.


Website: Seattle P-I

'Man held after fatal North Seattle stabbing" - Seattle P-I 12/6/2011

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:25 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Dec. 6, was titled “Man held after fatal North Seattle stabbing.” Its subject was the fatal stabbing of a woman by her fiance’s roommate after he was told he could no longer live there.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, neighbor
  2. Male, detective

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