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Women on the back pages: why newspaper editors still overlook women’s sport

Far fewer articles are written about women's sport, with editors saying they get less interest. But there is something we can do

By Scheenagh Harrington  

When was the last time you read a report about a women’s football game, or saw an in-depth profile of a female rugby star in the paper? Could you name the captain of the women’s national cricket team? I know couldn’t—and the UK’s mainstream media aren’t helping.

Women’s Sport Week ran from 19th-25th June, but if you looked at the sport sections of many UK national newspapers that week, you would barely have known it.

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