Gender check: 6/14/11 – 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 11:45 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, June 14, was titled “Seattle U. receives invitation to join WAC, according to sources.” Its subject was reports that Seattle University has been invited to join the Western Athletic Conference.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, commissioner

2. Male, athletic director

Notes/analysis: The story focuses in on men’s basketball.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 11:45 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, June 14, was titled “Rescue launched for Mount Rainier climber.” Its subject was two climbing parties attempting to reach a man who has been stranded on Mount Rainier.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female, park spokeswoman (Unnamed)

Notes/analysis: The story does not use named sources, instead referencing “park officials.”