Covering the #womeninsport coverage in the time of COVID-19

Here is the running data from our analysis of mainstream media coverage of women in sport since the coronavirus sent sport into shutdown. We’ve partnered with Swinburne University of Technology to collect this data to measure how women’s sports are being impacted during this time in terms of media coverage, which before COVID-19, was already …

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

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 …