By Alex Holmes, Stephanie Spadea & Katherine Lutz
Abstract: Sports media has been a male dominated industry since its beginning. Over the years, women have been trying to break the barrier and cross over into sports reporting. Generalizations and stereotypes have categorized women into a group that has little knowledge of sports and is then questioned on its understanding of the sports industry. This warped perception of women in sports media can be attributed to the social identity theory, symbolic annihilation and a hegemonic masculine society.