Gender check: 12/13/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

"Vancouver pain clinic leaves behind doubts, chaos and deaths" -Seattle Times, 12/13/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Dec. 13, was titled “Vancouver pain clinic leaves behind doubts, chaos and deaths.” Its subject was clinic that was associated with painkillers in six overdose deaths and for which the state had received more than 100 complaints.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male (2)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, whose mom died after a fatal overdose of methadone
  2. Female, nurse practitioner at the clinic (founder, key figure)
  3. Unknown, pharmacy manager
  4. Male, medical doctor
  5. Male (quote), medical doctor
  6. Male (quote), medical doctor
  7. Female, lawyer
  8. Female, nurse practitioner at the clinic
  9. Male, lawyer
  10. Male, lawyer

Notes/analysis: The article includes four photos. One photo featured a single female subject. Another was a mugshot of the main female subject. One photo features two male subjects. The other is of a prescription. Photos were by a male photographer.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Dec. 13, was titled “Occupy Seattle protests at port lead to skirmishes, arrests.” Its subject was protesters aimed to shutdown the Port of Seattle.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Staff

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, port spokeswoman
  2. Male, trucker
  3. Male, witness, legal adviser to the movement
  4. Female, union spokeswoman
  5. Female, port spokeswoman
  6. Male, union president

Notes/analysis: The article includes 28 photos, all by a male photographer.

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: 11/29/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

"Olympia's budget-cutting special session begins" - Seattle Times, 11/29/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:20 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 29, was titled “Olympia’s budget-cutting special session begins.” Its subject was disruptions from protesters during the opening of the state legislature’s special session.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Shared byline (Male and female)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, state patrol spokesman
  2. Female, 84-year-old protester
  3. Male, state Senate Ways and Means Committee chairman
  4. Male, retired literature professor (with protesters)
  5. Male, state representative
  6. Male, state representative

Notes/analysis: The article includes six photos. The only two with named individuals feature female state senators.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:20 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 29, was titled “Public’s help needed in beating death of gay man.” Its subject was information needed on the beating death of a male, a longtime hair stylist whose family says was targeted for his sexual orientation.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, officer
  2. Female, victim’s niece
  3. Male, police sgt.

Gender check: 11/22/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

Seattle Times, 11/22/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 22, was titled “Gregoire proposes half-cent sales-tax increase.” Its subject was the governor’s proposals to help deal with a budget shortfall.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, governor
  2. Male, state Senate minority leader
  3. Male, university president
  4. Male, state House speaker
  5. Female, state Senate majority leader
  6. Male, state House minority leader


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 22, was titled “Boeing may pull out of Wichita.” Its subject was a possible facility closure.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None

Notes/analysis: The article includes statements from another newspaper, a company and a governor’s office.

Gender check: 11/15/11 – West

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Website: Seattle Times

Foreign enrollment skyrockets for UW - Seattle Times, 11/15/2011

On the Seattle Times, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 15, was titled “Foreign enrollment skyrockets for UW.” Its subject was a record number of international students.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, admissions director
  2. Male, director of writing
  3. Male, freshman from China
  4. Male, sophomore from China
  5. Male, associate VP of international relations (at community college)
  6. Female, executive dean for international education programs for the community college district
  7. Female, vice minister of education for China
  8. Female, associate dean of extended learning

Notes/analysis: Two photos appear with the story by a male photographer. One features a male student and the other names a female, though she is not in the foreground.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:50 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Nov. 15, was titled “Wind, rain, snow, cold — what a week ahead.” Its subject was weather.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

None.

Notes/analysis: The story quotes the National Weather Service.