Gender check: 11/17/11 – 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, 11/17/2011

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:40 a.m. (PST) Thursday, Nov. 17, was titled “Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel arrested, suspected of DWI.” Its subject was a football coach arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male, sheriff’s major
  2. Male, coach (suspect)
  3. Male, athletic director


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 9:40 a.m. (PST) Thursday, Nov. 17, was titled “Local E. coli outbreak has peaked, source of bacteria still unknown, say officials.” Its subject was an E. coli outbreak still under investigation.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, spokeswoman for department of health and senior services
  2. Female, CDC epidemiologist
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