Date of this Version


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Journal Article

Publication Details

This is an author version of an article submitted to Australian Journalism Review. It is an amended version after review.

Cokley, J, Patching, R & Scott, P. (2006). Gender preference in journalism education: why sport misses out. Australian Journalism Review, 28(2), 127-145. The Australian Journalism Review is published by the Journalism Education Association

2006 HERDC submission.

Copyright © Journalism Education Association, 2006. All Rights Reserved.
Permission granted.


Sports and research into sports journalism features 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, its importance among journalistic practitioners and their audiences, and theorises that sports research in academic journalism has become an unpopular field for two measurable reasons: (1) gender, and (2) market forces.



This document has been peer reviewed.


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