Gender in Televised Sports: News and Highlights Shows, 1989 - 2009
Participation and excitement over women’s sports may have exploded in recent decades, but you would never know it if you receive your information from nightly TV news and sports highlights shows. Nearly four decades following the passage of Title IX, coverage of women’s sports on news and highlights shows still lags far behind that of men’s sports. In fact, a 2010 CFR-sponsored study revealed that coverage of women’s sports on television news and highlights shows was at its lowest levels ever, since 1989 when the study began.
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