Thursday, June 3, 2010


Michael A. Messner, Ph.D
University of Southern California

Cheryl Cookie, Ph.D
Purdue University

Research Assistant
Robin Hextrum

For the past year I have been helping professors Michael Messner and Cheryl Cookie compile research for this telling report about coverage of women's sports. Many hours of ESPN and local news analysis later, we found disturbing trends in the way women were persistently ignored by sports media. This past year, 2009, actually showed lower female coverage than any of the previous years in this twenty year study. I encourage everyone to read this report because it reveals how misrepresentative women's sports coverage is of female sports participation.