Campus newspaper coverage of varsity sports: Getting closer to equitable and sports-related representations of female athletes

Campus newspaper coverage of varsity sports: Getting closer to equitable and sports-related representations of female athletes

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dc.contributor.author MacKay, Steph
dc.contributor.author Dallaire, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-03T15:45:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-03T15:45:03Z
dc.date.created 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2010-05-03T15:45:03Z
dc.identifier International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 44(1), 25-40. en
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/1012690208101484 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10393/12895
dc.description.abstract This study examined the coverage of women's and men's varsity sport teams in the English- and French-language student newspapers at the University of Ottawa, Canada, during three academic years from 2004 to 2007. The analysis revealed unique findings, considering that previous research on campus print media had shown an enduring disparity of coverage featuring female athletes. In contrast, our descriptive statistics exposed few differences in the number or length of published articles and photographs of male and female athletes. In fact, female athletes tended to receive more coverage. Men's sports, however, were featured more often on the front page of the newspapers. A textual analysis of the coverage shows that sportswomen were not sexualized and were rarely trivialized. In general, rather than representing sportswomen as gendered subjects, the student-run newspapers discursively constructed them as 'just athletes'. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject varsity sports en
dc.subject quantitative analysis en
dc.subject qualitative analysis en
dc.subject print media en
dc.subject gendered coverage en
dc.title Campus newspaper coverage of varsity sports: Getting closer to equitable and sports-related representations of female athletes en
dc.type article en

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