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Marie Hardin (marieh)


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Sports, Media & Society

Marie Hardin, associate director of the Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State University, takes a look at the interaction of sports coverage and U.S. culture.

Wimbledon coverage perpetuates sexism
This year's Wimbledon brought much excitement. Additionally to the close, grueling matches, the first few days built up surprises one after the other as the superstars such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams unexpectedly f...[Read on]
New documentary looks at locker-room access for women covering sports
Although ESPN has made dozens of documentaries for its acclaimed "30 for 30" film series, the number of those films that focused on women could be counted on one hand. But a new film series, "Nine for IX," will turn the network's lens to women over the n...[Read on]
Highest paid female athletes play individual sports
ESPNW reported that the highest paid female athletes out of 57 countries are predominantly tennis players, followed by golfers,  a few long-distance runners, two skiers and a squash athlete. The article focused on the WTA's business model and illustr...[Read on]
Women fans not solely responsible for success/failure of women's sports leagues
The failure or success of female sports leagues in the United States rests primarily with female sports fans, Frank Deford said in a piece for National Public Radio titled “Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up.” Unfor...[Read on]
Coverage of Rape & "Jock Culture" Needs Context
In light of the the cases that connect sports to rape culture, progressive sportswriter Dave Zirin proposed in his recent article that professional leagues such as the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA  should address the prevailing violence against women. Ziri...[Read on]
Student-athletes and privacy laws
Most sports reporters likely will never be confused for seasoned lawyers, but a new research paper suggests journalists might have to become better acquainted with the law. Sada Reed, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina, examined legal...[Read on]
Representation of women's sports in blogs needs improvement
Women's sports advocates might have hoped that the blogosphere would offer greater visibility and better coverage of women's sports than traditional media outlets do, but a recent study shatters this utopian ideal. John Lisec, doctoral student at the Un...[Read on]
Wake up, wake up: The reality of amateurism
The debate around amateurism in college athletics is not new, but a recently published article by Warren K. Zola, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Boston College, offers some great insights that are worthy of attention. Zola, just as others have d...[Read on]
Nine-year-old female football player becomes an inspiration
This year’s Super Bowl will probably not be remembered for the Sam Gordon’s appearance, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hopes that the 9-year-old girl will serve as an inspiration for many—including other young girls.  Gordon...[Read on]
Nine-year-old female football player becomes an inspiration
This year’s Superbowl will probably not be remembered for the Sam Gordon’s appearance, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hopes that the 9-year-old girl will serve as an inspiration for many—including other young girls.  Gordon ...[Read on]