Gender check: 10/20/11 – 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)

Stltoday.com, 10/20/2011

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:10 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Oct. 20, was titled “Prep work at Busch Stadium begins before dawn.” Its subject was a day in the life of the stadium.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male and female shared byline

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, stadium worker
  2. Male, regional executive chef
  3. Female, executive chef
  4. Male, chef
  5. Male, stadium worker
  6. Male, Rangers fan
  7. Male, Rangers fan
  8. Male, camera operator
  9. Male, ballpark cam tech
  10. Male, stadium worker, deliverer
  11. Male, district sales manager
  12. Male, senior VP for standards and on-field operations
  13. Male, one-man ticket brokerage
  14. Male, autograph hunter
  15. Male, baseball writer
  16. Male, camped out
  17. Male, broadcaster
  18. Male, special instructor coach

Notes/analysis: This article goes to show what a man’s world baseball must be. However, two of three photos with people who can be identified feature females.


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10:10 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Oct. 20, was titled “McCaskill presses Pentagon to make changes to curb wasteful contracting.” Its subject was pressure put on to put into place recommendations regarding fraud and waste in wartime contracting.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, U.S. senator (D)
  2. Male, Pentagon undersecretary in charge of acquisition
  3. Male, joint staffs logistics director
  4. Male and female (joint statement), contracting commission members

Notes/analysis: The article includes one mug shot, of the main female source.

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