Sport is king: an investigation into local media coverage of women's sport in the UK East Midlands

Adams, C ORCID: 0000-0001-9175-3232, Ashton, M, Lupton, H and Pollack, H, 2014. Sport is king: an investigation into local media coverage of women's sport in the UK East Midlands. Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (4), pp. 422-439. ISSN 1465-3869

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There has been a recent interest in research into national media coverage of female sport, particularly single events, but on-going sporting activities by women are rarely reported. This paper attempts to examine this subject at the local level, looking in general at women’s sport and in particular at women’s football in the East Midlands region of the UK. Quantitative methods were used to survey local newspapers and radio stations and interviews were carried out with a range of people relevant to the field of study. The topic of sports media is framed here with reference to research into masculinities and a socialist feminist approach is used to address problems. The data showed there was a significant and on-going imbalance in the amount of coverage and even some signs of a decline in women’s football reporting, in spite of a national resurgence of the sport itself. The authors try to account for this and suggest further areas of future study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Gender Studies
Creators: Adams, C., Ashton, M., Lupton, H. and Pollack, H.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2014
Volume: 23
Number: 4
ISSN: 1465-3869
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:27

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