Gender check: 12/27/11 – 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 12:20 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, Dec. 27, was titled “520 bridge tolling ready to roll.” Its subject was the all-electronic tolling system set to begin Thursday.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, editor
  2. Male, who led the expert panel
  3. Male, tolling director
  4. Male, director of transportation center at university
  5. Male, analyst
  6. Female, DOT secretary
  7. Male, transportation policy director for foundation
  8. Male, chairman of state transportation commission


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:20 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, Dec. 27, was titled “Police arrest suspect in Lake City robberies.” Its subject was the arrest of a man who may be responsible for some of a string of recent robberies.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None.

Notes/analysis: The article uses “Police say” but does not reference a specific officer.

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