The U.S. Women's National Team playing against Canada in 2011.

The U.S. Women's National Team playing against Canada in 2011.

A newly released study reveals that ESPN’s SportsCenter spent 2 percent of its airtime on women’s sports in 2014, a number that’s remained steady since the study started tracking the show in 1999. Meanwhile, more girls and women are participating in athletics than ever before, and the Women’s World Cup, which comes to a climax with Sunday’s final game, has attracted record numbers of viewers. Kojo explores how media coverage of women’s sports today affects our ideas about athleticism and gender.


  • Sally Jenkins Sports Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Cheryl Cooky Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Purdue University; Co-author, “It’s Dude Time!: A quarter century of excluding women’s sports in televised news and highlight shows”
  • Alison Overholt Editor-In-Chief, espnW
  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar C.E.O., Champion Women; Former U.S. Olympian and 3-Time Gold Medalist, Swimming

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