London 2012: The Women’s Games? Examining the photographic evidence

Godoy-Pressland, Amy and Griggs, Gerald (2015) London 2012: The Women’s Games? Examining the photographic evidence. In: The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Palgrave, London, pp. 56-71. ISBN 9781137405074

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Abstract

The 2012 Olympic Games were widely reported as the ‘Women’s Games’ but was this reflected in the photographic representation in British print media? Content analysis was used to compare the amount and prominence of the coverage devoted to female and male athletes and photographs during the Games. Findings indicated that media coverage of female athletes continued to lag behind that of male athletes in quantity of photos. However, there were signs of increased gender equality in the location, page prominence and camera angle of photos of sportswomen compared to previous studies on the media representation of female athletes at Olympic Games.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 00:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53046
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