Gender differences in sports news coverage on Twitter

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Show simple item record Sainz de Baranda Andújar, Clara Ada Lameiras, Alba Blanco Ruiz, María Ángeles 2021-07-28T10:33:13Z 2021-07-28T10:33:13Z 2020-07-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Sainz-de-Baranda, C., Adá-Lameiras, A. & Blanco-Ruiz, M. (2020). Gender Differences in Sports News Coverage on Twitter. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(14), 5199.
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601
dc.description This article belongs to the Special Issue Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sports.
dc.description.abstract Gender stereotypes influence boys’ and girls’ self-perception, with the differential treatment received by sports figures in the media being one of the main factors in the perpetuation of stereotypes about sports. The objective of this research is to analyze if the new communication channels, such as Twitter, maintain gender stereotypes when reporting sports news. For this purpose, the four most followed media in Spain were analyzed: (@ElPais_Deportes, @ABC_Deportes, @Marca and @MundoDeportivo) over a period of five months, from March to June 2016. Our sample was composed of 6544 tweets, with 96.19% about sportsmen compared to 3.81% that portrayed women. The sport with the most media coverage was football (72.11%), for men as well as for women, followed by basketball (6.63%). It is clear that despite the growing international triumphs of Spanish women athletes in recent years, the latter continue to be underrepresented in the media. Female athletes receive more media coverage according to the sport which they engage in (“gender-appropriate” sports), with the exception of football, and not in accordance with their accomplishments. Twitter remains at the service of traditional media replicating the same gender biases and even augmenting them.
dc.description.sponsorship This project is funded by the State Research Agency (PDI2019-106695RB-100/AEI/10.13039/501100011033).
dc.format.extent 13
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Sport
dc.subject.other Gender
dc.subject.other Twitter
dc.subject.other Mass media
dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.subject.other Female athletes
dc.subject.other Women
dc.title Gender differences in sports news coverage on Twitter
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Ciencias de la Información
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PID2019-106695RB-I00
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 5199
dc.identifier.publicationissue 14
dc.identifier.publicationtitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 17
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026120
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
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