Gender check: 9/29/11 – 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)

“GM contract clears national union vote; local vote next” – Stltoday.com, 9/29/2011

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:25 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Sept. 29, was titled “GM contract clears national union vote; local vote next.” Its subject was approval of a four-year contract of the United Auto Workers with General Motors and the next step for a local assembly plant.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Female

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, UAW communications coordinator

Notes/analysis: The photo with the story features a female assembly worker. The image is taken by a male photographer.


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:25 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Sept. 29, was titled “‘Call Me Tom’ gives Eagleton credit for leadership, humanity.” Its subject was a new book about a former U.S. senator from Missouri (male) and the vice presidential candidate to be ejected from a national ticket.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, historian (author)

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