Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Aje-Ore Agbese

Second Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Lemansky

Third Advisor

Dr. Gregory Selber


The purpose of the study was to examine what obstacles female sports writers face. Because sports writing has been and still remains a male-dominated field, there have been documented incidents in the past that have made the job more difficult for females than males. This study sought to see if there those obstacles remain. With the rising popularity of sports and the increase of females entering the sports writing field, it is important to research, among other things, whether female sports journalists believe they are seen as equals by their male counterparts; whether they are believe their sources take them seriously and what other difficulties they face when doing their job compared to male counterparts.


Copyright 2015 David Hinojosa. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

Included in

Communication Commons