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dc.contributor.authorRoessner, Lori Amber
dc.description.abstractTune into college football on any given autumn Saturday, and you are like to observe young, beautiful female sideline reporters. In this study, feminist critical theory and textual analysis are utilized to examine the representation of the female sideline reporter in the 2005-2006 NCAA Division I-A college football bowl season. To date, little research has been conducted on the representation and role of female sideline reporters. Analysis showed that female sideline reporters were under-represented, objectified and commodified in four select games of the 2005-2006 NCAA Division I-A college football bowl season. The study revealed that representations of female sideline reporters reproduce masculine hegemony. This study adds to the knowledge of masculine hegemony in sports casting which was more stated than corroborated. This study lays the groundwork for future examination of representations of women in journalism through the lenses of feminist critical theory and textual analysis.
dc.subjectFemale Sideline Reporter
dc.subjectSports Broadcasting
dc.subjectTextual Analysis
dc.subjectFeminist Critical Theory
dc.subjectMasculine Hegemony
dc.titleSidelined by gender
dc.title.alternativeexamining the representation of the female sideline reporter
dc.description.departmentGrady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.majorJournalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.advisorLeara Rhodes
dc.description.committeeLeara Rhodes
dc.description.committeeBilly Hawkins
dc.description.committeeDwight Brooks

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