Gender preference in journalism: why sport misses out

John Cokley, University of Queensland
Roger Patching, Bond University
Paul Scott

Document Type Journal Article

John Cokley, Roger Patching and Paul Scott, (2006) Gender preference in journalism education: why sport misses out, published in Australian Journalism Review 28 (2) pp. 127-145


Sports and research into sports journalism feature in only a tiny minority of international articles and conference papers at the academic end of the profession. This article looks at sport's place in the research literature and its importance among journalistic practioners and their audiences, and theorises that sports research in academic journalism has become unpopular for two measurable reasons: (1)gender, and (2) market forces.


This document has been peer reviewed.