Gender check: 9/22/11 – 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)

"Metro East prosecutor announces crackdown on bad cops" - Stltoday.com, 9/22/2011

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:20 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Sept. 22, was titled “Metro East prosecutor announces crackdown on bad cops.” Its subject was seven police officers arrested on a variety of charges as part of a crackdown.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male (3)

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, county state’s attorney
  2. Male, victim in one of the cases

Notes/analysis: Three of the seven arrested are female.


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:20 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Sept. 22, was titled “Consumers, pharmacists, lawmakers weigh in on Express Scripts merger plan.” Its subject was opinions on a mega-merger of two pharmacy benefit managers.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, chief executive at one company
  2. Male, counterpart at other company
  3. Male, pharmacy executive on behalf of a national association
  4. Male, pharmacist and member of association of independent, local pharmacies
  5. Male, U.S. senator
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