Gender check: 1/10/12 – 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 10:40 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Jan. 10, was titled “Higher-ed woes tied to state ‘leadership vacuum’.” Its subject was a new report about higher education in Washington state.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, state representative
  2. Male, professor and president of United Faculty of state
  3. Female (2), researchers for report
  4. Female, public policy analyst for governor
  5. Male, professor
  6. Male, member of Higher Education Coordinating Board


Website: Seattle P-I

Seattle P-I, 1/10/2012

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:40 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Jan. 10, was titled “Will genealogy crack mystery of Federal Way girl’s slaying?” Its subject was lead in a 1991 case of a girl sexually assaulted and killed near her high school.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, sheriff’s office spokeswoman
  2. Female, forensic scientist
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