Gender check: 1/17/12 – 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 9:30 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Jan. 17, was titled “Wednesday is still expected to deliver the biggest snow punch.” Its subject was snow storm coverage.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, meteorologist

Notes/analysis: The main link from the home page took readers to a shorter blog post with an update and a link to last night’s story.


Website: Seattle P-I

"Major snowstorm expected this week" - Seattle P-I, 1/17/2012

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:30 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Jan. 17, was titled “Major snowstorm expected this week.” Its subject was snow storm coverage (same as above).

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, meteorologist
  2. Male, warning coordinator for the weather service

 

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