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Your Call: More people are watching women’s sports than ever – why won’t the sports media cover it?

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On the July 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about coverage of women’s sports. 

ESPN’s SportsCenter -- with more than 100 million viewers each month --  devoted a scant 2 percent of airtime to women’s sports. That number hasn’t budged much in 15 years – even as audiences for events like the Women's World Cup continue to grow. Why is this happening – and does it matter? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you. 

Guests:

Cheryl Cooky, associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Purdue University

Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for the Nation, and author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Joanne Gerstner, sports journalist in residence at Michigan State University

Web resources:

Study: It’s Dude Time – A Quarter Century of Excluding Women’s Sports from Televised News and Highlight Shows

The Dramatic Drop in Women’s Sports Coverage: An Interview with Mike Messner

Cauldron: Why This is a Golden Age for Women’s Sports on Television

Cauldron: Why This “Golden Age” for Women’s Sports Still Isn’t Enough

Al Jazeera: Sharp Rise in Global TV Audience for Women’s Football

NY Times: Women’s Teams Still Struggle for Fans

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