Gender check: 8/25/11 – 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)

"Man found dead in car was shot outside Moline Acres market" - Stltoday, 8/25/11

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:15 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Aug. 25, was titled “Man found dead in car was shot outside Moline Acres market.” Its subject was findings related to a man discovered dead in a car.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, detective sgt.


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:15 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Aug. 25, was titled “Water tower down: Icon’s demise breaks ex-Chrysler worker’s link to past.” Its subject was a feature on the impact and life of a former longtime employee of a now closed and demolished Chrysler plant.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, former longtime employee

Notes/analysis: The article also includes a photo and multimedia about the man featured by a male photographer.

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