ESPN's SportsCenter and Coverage of Women's Athletics: "It's a Boys' Club"

  title={ESPN's SportsCenter and Coverage of Women's Athletics: "It's a Boys' Club"},
  author={Terry Adams and Charles A. Tuggle},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={237 - 248}
Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, participation in women's sports has grown dramatically. But despite the growing level of participation by female athletes at all competition levels and documented fan interest in women's athletics, coverage of women's sports remains inferior to that given male sports across all media. Tuggle's (1997) study showed that two national highlights programs (CNN's Sports Tonight and ESPN's SportsCenter) devoted only 5% of their airtime to women's athletics. This… 
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