Women, Sport, and Media Studies Introduction
This link provides access to a document that discusses women's portrayal in sport media. The author, based in New Zealand, claims that as we move into the 21st century, sport appears to be everywhere. Across the world, billions of viewers tune into television broadcasts of global events like the Olympic Games and soccer world cups. Thus, there is media coverage of sport via television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the internet and even mobile phones. We have news, live sport, talk- back, previews and reviews, comedy and game shows, video games and fantasy sport competitions. However, the author questions the limited place of women in the media, both as leaders and as athletes.
The document is authored by Dr. Toni Bruce, University of Waikato in New Zealand.