Forgotten athletes and token reporters: Analyzing the gender bias in sports journalism

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Abstract

This study considers the coverage of women’s sports and the involvement of women in newspaper sports journalism in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Results of a content analysis (N = 3,382) show that the coverage of, and professional opportunities for, women and men are far from equal in sports media. Further, results of a survey of professional journalists (N = 298) show that despite a widespread acknowledgment of the inequities that exist, male journalists remain significantly less likely than female journalists to report supporting an increased role for women within.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-74
Number of pages16
JournalAtlantic Journal of Communication
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2017

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  • Communication

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