ESPNThe Women's Sports Network? A Content Analysis of Internet Coverage of March Madness
The primary purpose of this exploratory study was to determine if gender-specific descriptors regularly found in television and newspaper sport coverage were present in two popular online sites from the emerging medium of Internet sport journalism. Descriptors given to players and coaches during the 2006 NCAA Division I women's and men's basketball tournaments by ESPN Internet and CBS SportsLine were examined. Results contradicted gender-specific descriptors found in previous studies on sport media coverage that scholars have argued help uphold hegemonic masculinity in sport.
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
"ESPNThe Women's Sports Network? A Content Analysis of Internet Coverage of March Madness" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1727.