The invisible woman: Female sports journalists in the workplace

Title: The invisible woman: Female sports journalists in the workplace

Year: 1995

Journal / Publication: Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Volume: 72

Issue: 4

Pages: 883 – 889

Authors:

Miller, Phyllis

Miller, Randy

Abstract:

This research explores the experiences of women journalists working in sports, focusing on four areas of potential problems: condescension in the workplace, equal opportunity in the workplace, perceived performance, and job satisfaction. The results of the study indicate that although females are appearing in sports newsrooms across the nation in increasing numbers, women feel they are, in many ways, invisible to their colleagues, expected to know less and accept more menial assignments, while being the target of sexist language. In spite of the discrimination, approximately three-fourths of the respondents said that they are satisfied with their jobs.

Link: http://jmq.sagepub.com/content/72/4/883.abstract

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