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Radio talk on the coverage challenge for female athletes: Getting ink and airtime without playing the sexy card.

June 7, 2012 – 3:27 PM

Ahead of the 2012 Olympics, a show today on blogtalkradio explores where we are on the media and female athletes — attention, sex appeal, image, behavior. How do we get better coverage?

JoAnn Kawell talks with Jane Schonberger, Ariel Dougherty, and FGN’s Laura Pappano, a panel assembled from a special edition of On The Issues magazine focusing on women and sports. Dougherty cites the University of Southern California study documenting the stunning drop in coverage for women’s sports. Pappano hopes we get past fighting about showing skin and a buy ticket to the game.

Listen to the show here.

  1. One Response to “Radio talk on the coverage challenge for female athletes: Getting ink and airtime without playing the sexy card.”

  2. Great listen Laura, thanks for sharing.

    We still don’t agree on many things related to women’s sports coverage, media, etc = political, and I could probably fume on about some of the things your colleagues had to say, but as a daddy with daughter who cares about sports, I do appreciate what you do.

    The stuff we disagree on is neglegible to the larger cause.

    By McJack on Jun 8, 2012

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