Gender check: 11/10/11 – 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 Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:45 a.m. (PST) Thursday, Nov. 10, was titled “Lake of the Ozarks homes can stay.” Its subject was a decision by federal regulators that homes and structures on the shoreline that owners have valid deeds, easements or permits for would not have to be removed.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, commission chairman


Website: St. Louis Beacon

St. Louis Beacon, 11/10/2011

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:45 a.m. (PST) Thursday, Nov. 10, was titled “Nixon pushes ahead with MOSIRA, despite threat of lawsuit.” Its subject was the governor holding ceremonial signing ceremonies for the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act despite the prospect of litigation.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, governor
  2. Female, legislative liaison for Missouri Right to Life (opposing group)
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