Gender check: 12/8/11 – 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, 12/8/2011

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:25 a.m. (PST) Thursday, Dec. 8, was titled “Pujols to sign with Angels.” Its subject was the Cardinals lose their offensive centerpiece to the Los Angeles Angels.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Unknown, “familiar with the bid”
  2. Male, chief executive, and male, general manager

Notes/analysis: Re: #2: Both men are cited as having “alternated describing their posture as ‘hopeful’ of retaining Pujols.”

 

Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 8:25 a.m. (PST) Thursday, Dec. 8, was titled “Health system reform moves forward despite controversy and legal challenge.” Its subject was health care reform.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  2. Female, nurse practitioner and professor of nursing
  3. Female, senior vice president at SSM Health Care
  4. Male, regional vice president at SSM Health Care-St. Louis
  5. Female, executive director of area business health coalition
  6. Male, spokesperson for the state hospital association
  7. Female, spokesperson for Missouri Health Connection
  8. Female, project director of the center for health policy at university

Notes/analysis: The article contains three mugshots – two of female sources and one of a male source.

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