Journalism and Mass Communications, College of


Date of this Version

Spring 2024

Document Type



A thesis presented to the Colleage of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, spring 2024


Copyright 2024, Brianna R. Breazier


This project is an examination of how the media portrayed professional female athletes during the 2023 Woen's World Cup in the match-up between Spain and the United States. This project consists of a literature review of the history of both countries, an overview of feminist theory, and past studies that show current patterns of biases or stereotypical behavior in today’s mainstream media. This project also consists of a cross-examination and comparison between Spain and the United States, specifically examining the timeline of events between the two. The purpose of this study is to compare the media trends of professional female athletes during the 2023 Women's World Cup between Spanish and United States media.