Gender and Sports Publications in School Newspaper Columns: The Greek Example

Lina P. Valsamidou, Argyris Kyridis


Sport is a basic element of social culture and a way of social expression, while it also constitutes a form of social education. Sport, however, also exhibits the most evident gendered characteristics of sports journalism since it constitutes a male/male-dominated field. What is the presence of boys and girls in the role of the sports editor/journalist? What sports issues are chosen by boys and girls and published in school newspaper columns? To what extent is the presence of the male-dominatedsports domain and the sports news perpetuated/continued in schools newspapers? We analyze the publication content by gender in school newspapers, so as to determine in a qualitative and quantitative manner the basic parameters that define gendered sports discourse and its social components.

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