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Deirdre O’Neill: Why are there so few female sports writers?

We all know that most sports journalists are men. However, in recent years, female sports broadcasters have increased their visibility. By comparison, while newspaper sports coverage has increased rapidly in recent years Deirdre O’Neill, University of Huddersfield, looks at the progress made by women sports writers. [Image: Jon Candy / Flickr] Sports journalism – online, […]

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New site for EU student scholarships

We have been notified of a non-profit EU-funded student finance portal European Funding Guide ( The platform helps students in 16 EU countries access more than 12,000 scholarship programs and other forms of financial aid, worth a total of 27 billion Euros. Financial difficulties are still the number one reason for students aborting or never […]

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Academics present research on female politicians in the press to MPs at Parliament

Female Conservative and Labour politicians receive more negative media coverage than their male counterparts, while female Liberal Democrats were generally ignored, new research has found. Research by Leeds Trinity journalism academic Deirdre O’Neill and partly funded by a grant from the AJE,  was hailed as an ‘important’ work by Mary Mcleod MP in her opening […]

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