Where is all the women's sports coverage?

By Communications@Syracuse

July 7, 2015

Associate Professor Anne Osborne says coverage continues to decline

Sports are one of those powerhouse topics that always seem to draw a crowd. But when it comes to media coverage, does audience interest differ based on who’s on the field? When you’re talking about men’s teams versus women’s teams, even of the same sport, it turns out that there is a difference.

“There’s generally less coverage of women’s athletics,” says Anne Osborne, a Newhouse Associate Professor of Communications who researches sport fandom and recently co-authored a book titled Female Fans of the NFL.

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