Gender check: 11/3/11 – Midwest

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Website: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (stltoday.com)

“Scott Air Force Base to cut 321 civilian jobs” – Stltoday.com, 11/3/2011

On Stltoday.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Nov. 3, was titled “Scott Air Force Base to cut 321 civilian jobs.” Its subject was cuts to civilian jobs at an Air Force base.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Staff

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, base spokeswoman
  2. Male, installation commander


Website: St. Louis Beacon

On the St. Louis Beacon, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 10 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, Nov. 3, was titled “’Burn pits’ registry demanded by vets who claim disease links.” Its subject was vets alleging maladies from burn pits used at bases and seeking the creation of a database of symptoms to be used by researchers.

Here is its gender breakdown:

Author: Male

Human sources  (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Female, former Army human resources officer in Iraq and leader of group

Notes/analysis: The story also quotes from a recently released report.

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