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The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) will grant the research project “Sexism in Sports Journalism: from Universities to Newsrooms”

The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) will grant the research project “Sexism in Sports Journalism: from Universities to Newsrooms”

The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) will grant a research project coordinated by Pilar Medina-Bravo. Mònica Figueras-Maz and Eva Gómez-Colell are also researchers in the project.
 

30.06.2016

 

The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) will grant the research project “Sexism in Sports Journalism: from Universities to Newsrooms”  

The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) will grant the research project “Sexism in Sports Journalism: from Universities to Newsrooms” (El sexisme en la informació esportiva: de la universitat a les redaccions), coordinated by Pilar Medina-Bravo. Mònica Figueras-Maz and Eva Gómez-Colell are also researchers in the project.

Sports journalism is a masculinized field, not only in content but also in the professional environment in which it is exerted. To give an example, women athletes are usually ignored in sports news.

From a gender perspective, the research aims to analyze how Sports Journalism students at Catalan universities interiorize sexism.  On the basis of "symbolic power"  concept (Bourdieu, 1999), the project wants to involve  students (future professionals)  in the detection of inequality and discrimination in the contents of Sports Journalism as university course, as well as in professional practice

One of the aims of the research is to tackle the internalisation of gender bias, in base to  the benevolent attitude that takes sexism  in that context (Glick et al., 2000; Rodriguez Castro et al., 2010; Gómez-Berrocal et al. 2011). In this sense, the project wants to analyze why women are not present in the media space in the same way as men.

The project aims to build bridges between Sports Journalism subjects taught at Catalan universities and the professional practice. The results will help to understand what happens when students leave the university behind to join professional sports journalism.

 

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