Report shows drop in coverage of women’s sport in Australia

Report shows drop in coverage of women’s sport in Australia

According to this article by Stephanie Chalkley-Rhoden which was published by ABC News online on 13 April 2015, women feature in only 7{6c0a4e1ac7e55840cfe639ecf4b11dafaf03aa04ee92fd19e6f871f32a3a63fe} of sports programming in Australia, representing a backwards step when compared to a decade ago and highlighting a significant gender gap in a country where sport is king. This information is taken from a new report “Towards a level playing field: sport and gender in Australian media” compiled for the Australian Sports Commission. The report notes that the decline in media coverage is despite the “ongoing successes and strong participation levels of women in sport”.

To read more, go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-12/decline-of-women-sports-coverage-in-australia-a-tragedy/6359786

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