“Still a boys club”: Perspectives on female sports and sports reporters in university student newspapers

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Abstract

Despite the growth of sports media, female athletes and sports reporters continue to struggle for recognition. This study builds on existing research that has documented the extent to which women are sidelined in sports media with an investigation of why this marginalization occurs. Interviews with student newspaper staff members suggest that, while intentional sexism and discrimination are uncommon, the maledominated culture of sports and sports journalism continue to perpetuate the status quo and make meaningful change difficult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
JournalQualitative Research Reports in Communication
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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