This SportsCenter video is interesting because Lindsay Czarniak is one of the few women to move up this high in the world of sports journalism. Czarniak is from my hometown, went to James Madison University, and now works for ESPN.
Although women in sports journalism have come a long way, this article starts that we still have plenty of work to do. Reporters like Erin Andrews are still stuck on the sidelines as a pretty face for reporting sports. Andrews was nominated as sexiest sports broadcaster by Playboy and she has had to deal with derogatory remarks from men throughout her sports career.
Although women in sports media have certainly earned more respect over the years, there are still many leaves to turn. There was a time when women were not a part of the picture at all. However, considering it has been ...
This sports column states that although there is a nationwide gender bias in the workplace, sports media is one of the frontrunners. Sports have always been a competitive, masculine hobby and women are still being accepted into it.
This article expands on the mental processes that go into sport reporting. Many sports like golf are considered to be 90% mental. The reporters are in turn basing their questions off of mental thoughts like “What was your thought process when you called a time out leaving you without one at the end of the game?” or “What did you see at the line of scrimmage that made you decide to call the audible?”
In USA Today, this article exemplifies the concept that women are treated very differently in the sport reporting world than men. Instead of asking to interview athletes about their performance, here she is discussing about appearance and the latest fashion.
The Women’s Media Center released its third annual Status of Women in the U.S. Media report this week, and the troubling findings revealed the proportion of women in the media has remained mostly unchanged since 1999.
This article is interesting because although women are more involved in the sports industry now than ever before, there has not been much progress in the journalism field. Since 1999, not much has changed and still only 36% of newsrooms are women. AWSM wants to see sports media change. Their membership is over 500 members and consists of men and women, students and professionals, and people from around the world.
This article discusses how a women reporter was hassled and verbally harassed in the locker room of an NFL team. Women have been able to do locker room interviews for over 30 years now, and FOX5 discusses the inappropriateness of the New York Jets commenting on the news reporters attire and looks overall.
I love this article because it is in response to a man who claimed that women were ruining sports with their emotions and opinions. This writer, being a women, defends the right of women to also be able to report sports in a very mature, effective manner.
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