The glass ceiling and beyond: Tracing the explanations for women’s lack of power in sports journalism

Erin Whiteside, Marie Hardin

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Abstract

The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM), a networking organization for women in sports-media careers in the US, commemorated its 25th anniversary in 2013. For AWSM, certainly, there was reason to celebrate, as it reviewed changes in the mediated sports landscape over the past three decades.Women are now more visible on sports cable television and as columnists or writers for major sports publications than ever. It is impossible, for instance, to watch ESPN’s signature show, SportsCenter, without seeing women reporting stories and perhaps anchoring the desk. Women dominate the “sideline reporter” position in game broadcasts of college and professional sports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport Communication
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages146-154
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781136339493
ISBN (Print)9780415518192
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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