Gender check: 5/31/11 – 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 10:45 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, May 31, was titled “Developers cash in on tax breaks in vogue neighborhoods.” Its subject was concerns with a city program to encourage affordable housing.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female, city council member

2. Male, executive director of organization

3. Male, city council member

4. Female, state senator

5. Male, city council member

6. Female, city’s program manager

7. Male, housing director

Notes/analysis: Three of the nine Seattle City Council members are female.


Website: Seattle P-I

On the Seattle P-I, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:45 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, May 31, was titled “Home prices tick up in Seattle from February low.” Its subject was a slight increase in home prices in Seattle from earlier this year.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, chairman in report

2. Male, senior economist at bank

3. Male, U.S. economist

4. Female, analyst