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The European Journal of Communication Research

Ed. by Averbeck-Lietz, Stefanie / d'Haenens, Leen

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Volume 42, Issue 4


Women, sport and the media: Key elements at play in the shaping of the practice of women in sports journalism in Israel

Ilan Tamir / Moran Yarchi / Yair Galily
Published Online: 2017-11-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2017-0039


The present study aims to illustrate the points of view of various female sports journalists as they relate the unique and defining experiences within their line of work, intending to identify the key elements at play in the shaping of the practice of women in sports journalism and its impact on the coverage of women’s sports. 17 Israeli female sports journalists were interviewed concurrently, alongside a select number of male editors of various sports sections. In addition, a survey regarding readers’ views on the coverage of women’s sports and a content analysis of sport coverage in national newspapers was conducted. The analysis of the study’s findings and, particularly, of the female sports journalists’ experiences, has even revealed similarities between the place of women in sports media and female presence within combative military units.

Keywords: Israel; female journalists; sports; women’s sports; military

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Published Online: 2017-11-15

Published in Print: 2017-11-27

Citation Information: Communications, Volume 42, Issue 4, Pages 441–464, ISSN (Online) 1613-4087, ISSN (Print) 0341-2059, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2017-0039.

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