Women's sports coverage and female sportswriters : a content analysis of the sports sections of six Indiana newspapers

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dc.contributor.advisor Pitts, Beverley J., 1942- en_US
dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Monica Denney en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:31Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1994 .S37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184817
dc.description.abstract The impact of a female sportswriter's presence on a newspaper staff was examined by content analysis, studying photo and copy space devoted to both male and female sports coverage. Composite weeks, one each from each quarter of the year following the woman's date of hire were selected from the only four newspapers in the state of Indiana hiring female sportswriters. Compared to similar Indiana newspapers without female sportswriters, those with female staffers were found to devote more copy and photo space to women's coverage in the entire sports section, and on the sports section front page, papers with female sportswriters used more photos of women and devoted more total space (photos and copy) to women's sports coverage. The effect was consistent regardless of the newspaper's market size.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent 46 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports journalism -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports for women -- Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media -- Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women journalists -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sportswriters -- United States. en_US
dc.title Women's sports coverage and female sportswriters : a content analysis of the sports sections of six Indiana newspapers en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/917020 en_US

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