Toffoletti, K. (2007, September). How is gender-based violence covered in the sporting news? An account of the Australian Football League sex scandal. Women’s Studies International Forum, 30(5), 427-438. Retrieved June 27, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2007.07.004

Despite the significant amount of feminist and sociological research devoted to the question of sexual harassment and assault in sport, there has been little accompanying exploration of how the media discuss gender-based violence by sportsmen. This study examines the narratives of gendered behaviour that emerge in stories about Australian rules footballers and violence against women in the sport sections of two major Australian newspapers. As the audience for sport news is primarily male, the way that sexual misconduct by footballers is reported in this section of the newspaper provides an important dimension in theorising how media institutions influence public discourse and understandings of gender. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)(from the journal abstract)