Gender check: 5/26/11 – Midwest

*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: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (stltoday.com)

On the Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:15 p.m. (PST) Thursday, May 26, was titled “St. Louis to hand out $43.5 million in development funds.” Its subject was a development agency handing out funds from tax credits to projects in the city.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Male, runs the program

Notes/analysis: The article mostly listed out the projects that will receive the funds.


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 12:15 p.m. (PST) Thursday, May 26, was titled “Bright spots in the rubble: St. Louis volunteer finds small joys that ease Joplin’s bigger pains.” Its subject was [subject].

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

1. Female, Americorps, field and operations coordinator

2. Male, promotional director with circus

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