By the Numbers: Vol 4

For the month of April, our data collection of mainstream media’s online reporting of women’s sports and women in sport found that the coverage only averaged 8.4%. Women’s sports have experienced a severe lack of media representation and consideration during the early impacts of COVID-19. Our data analysis produced in partnership with Swinburne University of …

By the Numbers: Vol 3

We had a day this week that made it to double digits!  How tragic that we’re celebrating that… This week’s analysis of the mainstream media coverage didn’t change too much from what we’ve seen unfortunately. Numbers were insignificantly higher on the weekend with a 1% bump on Saturday and Sunday and Friday April 24 saw …

By the Numbers: Vol 2

Last week we announced our partnership with Swinburne University of Technology’s Sport Innovation Research Group where we would spend a whole month collecting daily data of mainstream media coverage of women’s sport. Last week, the numbers were not great. We only saw one day reach over 10% of coverage, Sunday April 6. To put this …

By the numbers

In our second newsletter, we started to publish what would become a regular feature for us: statistics on the coverage of women’s sports by mainstream media. In Siren #02 we revealed that for Sunday, January 26 only 11.86% of sports coverage was dedicated to women’s sport. If we removed stories about Ash Barty, who of …

Siren’s favourite AFLW moments and performances of 2020

The AFLW season may be unceremoniously over, but that doesn’t negate some of the outstanding individual and team efforts. Siren co-founders Alison Smirnoff, Kirby Fenwick, Kasey Symons and Gemma Bastiani took a look back at the season and shared their vote for the 2020 best and fairest, best first year player, most improved player, who …