Gender check: 12/27/11 – West

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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.

Gender check: 12/6/11 – West

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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

Gender check: 9/20/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 20, was titled “Scammers ‘skimming’ millions from area’s ATMs.” Its subject was the rise of bank card “skimming.”

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, U.S. attorney

Notes/analysis: A male assistant special agent is mentioned in the story but not quoted. He is also featured in the image with the story.


Website: Seattle P-I

Seattle P-!, 9/20/2011

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:15 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Sept. 20, was titled “Prosecutors: Sex offender molested children at Renton church.” Its subject was a male charged with molesting at least a girl at a church and abusing another elsewhere.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, senior deputy prosecutor

Gender check: 8/23/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

Seattle Times, 8/23/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:45 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 23, was titled “Aviation High soars into the future, landing next to Boeing Field.” Its subject was a lead up to the ground breaking of an aviation high school.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, CEO of Museum of Flight
  2. Female, principal
  3. Male, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  4. Male, graduate who will participate at fly-in


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:45 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 23, was titled “Seattle woman robbed at gunpoint in her home.” Its subject was police looking for three men who robbed a woman at gunpoint.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Unnamed (“police said”)

Notes/analysis: The article contained no named sources, only references to “Seattle police reported.”

Gender check: 3/22/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5:15 p.m. (MST) March 22, was titled “City suspends DUI cases while police investigate rubber-stamping of arrests.” Its subject was an investigation into the process of DUI cases at the city police department.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Two males, one female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, city attorney

2. Male, head of police union

3. Female, spokeswoman for city attorney’s office

4. Male, police department spokesman

5. Male, spokesman for county attorney’s office

6. Male, sergeant with county sheriff’s office

7. Female, spokeswoman for state patrol

Notes/analysis: The article also contained quotes from written statements.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 5:15 p.m. (MST) on March 22, was titled “Kentlake teacher accused of having sex with 17-year-old student, charged with sexual misconduct.” Its subject was a female high school teacher charged with having sex with a male student.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female, suspect (according to the charging documents)

2. Female, detective

3. Male, senior deputy prosecutor

Notes/analysis: Other than the boy, the only other additional subject mentioned was his mother.