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Where Are All the Women? Diversity, the Sports Media, and Sports Journalism Education

Price, John (2015) Where Are All the Women? Diversity, the Sports Media, and Sports Journalism Education. International Journal of Organizational Diversity, 14 (1). pp. 9-19. ISSN 2328-6261

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Abstract: There is a shortage of female sports journalists and a lack of media coverage of women's sports. Part of the explanation for this must lie in the shortage of female students choosing to take sports journalism degrees and training courses. How bad is the problem? What are the causes of it? And what is life like for the few female students who choose to take such courses? This paper provides new data on the extent of the problem with the results of Freedom of Information requests to UK universities providing sports journalism education. It then discusses the nature of the problem from the perspectives of UK female sports journalism students through a series of structured interviews. In doing so, this paper seeks to add to a growing conversation about the lack of gender diversity within the sports media and to provide recommendations about how this could be addressed.

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Depositing User: John Price


Item ID: 6904
ISSN: 2328-6261
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:40


Author: John Price ORCID iD

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Media > Journalism and Public Relations

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