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2010 "Gender in Televised Sports" report released

The Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California announces the release of Gender in Televised Sports: News and Highlights Shows, 1989-2009, a research report authored by Michael Messner of the University of Southern California and Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University, with an introduction by Diana Nyad. The study has tracked the quantity and quality of men's and women's sports on TV news and sports highlights shows over a 20-year time frame at 5-year intervals. The 2010 report reveals that the amount of coverage of women's sports on three network affiliate news programs and on ESPN's SportsCenter nearly evaporated in 2009, falling to its lowest level in any year in the study. The report is available to the public and can be found at:

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