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'Let Them Wear Towels'

'Let Them Wear Towels' | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
The locker room resistance was never really about sex. Female sports journalists were a convenient and entertaining target for male discomfort with rapid societal change.
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"If sports is a bellwether of social change, a symbolic venue for national conversations on discrimination based on race, gender and, lately, sexual orientation, then we have not finished this particular conversation."


When it comes to equal rights, has our society really made as much progress as we like to think?

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Erin Andrews Talks Double Standards in Football

Erin Andrews Talks Double Standards in Football | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Whether it's fashion or football, Andrews knows her sh*t
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Erin Andrews talks about football and fashion - could it get any better?? Here is a great interview from Elle magazine.

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Erin Andrews: 'Go Ask Michael Strahan How Much His Suits Cost'

Erin Andrews: 'Go Ask Michael Strahan How Much His Suits Cost' | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Most women working in male-dominated fields have dealt with some form of sexism throughout their careers, as successful sports reporter Erin Andrews knows all too well.

Working in one of the oldest boys clubs, Andrews has been stalked, targeted fo...
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Erin Andrews has been one of my biggest idols since I was a little girl. She is extremely talented, yet she is often evaluated based on her appearance. Some sports blogs call her the "Sideline Barbie"  or "Sideline Princess."

While she is very pretty, it shouldn't be any harder for women reporters to do their job than it is for men. But sadly, it is.

"I was not only worrying about the questions I was asking, but then I had men on these blogs critiquing what I was wearing." ~Erin Andrews

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It's Time For Sports Broadcasting To Stop Relegating Women to Sideline Eye Candy

It's Time For Sports Broadcasting To Stop Relegating Women to Sideline Eye Candy | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Sports broadcaster Brent Musburger's recent comments over "smokin hot" women fans and sports reporters prompted an apology from ESPN and a segment on Huffington Post Live. Pioneering TV Sports reporter Anne Doyle, author of POWERING UP! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders, says it's long past time to close the chapter on women sports reporters as sideline eye candy and open the broadcast booth to female commentators ready for prime time.
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AWESOME article written by someone with firsthand experience! Anne Doyle was one of the first women on-air sports reporters in the country. Read what she has to say about women in the male-dominated world of sports journalism.

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Why are there a lack of female sports journalists? | GlobalSportsJobs

Why are there a lack of female sports journalists? | GlobalSportsJobs | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
By Beth Shine, Writer at Sportsister,
The Women’s Sports Magazine
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"With limited role models to look to and depressing stories from those within the industry, women often feel they are fighting the boys just to be let into the boys club."

Women first have to be "accepted" by the men, then they MIGHT be permitted to "prove themselves" based on reporting skills and knowledge of sports.

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Sports reporting and gender: Women journalists who broke the locker room barrier

Sports reporting and gender: Women journalists who broke the locker room barrier | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
This qualitative study examined female sportswriters‟ influences on sports journalism. Interviews with 12 women who broke the locker room barrier in the 1970s and 1980s showed that the journalists fought hard to gain access to athletes‟ inner sanctum

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in the field of journalism women make up 37% of newspaper employees, 40% of tv news workers, and less than 23% of radio newsroom employees. This shows that men are more common by more than 50%. Women in this field are discriminated by the men in past and as well as present times.
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Women deserve place in sports world reporting

Women deserve place in sports world reporting | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Most people associate sports and athleticism with men. …
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"However in a society that deems itself as anti-discriminatory, women in the sportscasting industry are still being viewed as the ‘Barbie dolls’, regardless of their education, athletic background, knowledge or passion for sports."

 

That's the hypocrisy--aren't men and women supposed to be "equal"?? 

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Pioneering Women In Sports Journalism | Anne Doyle Strategies

Pioneering Women In Sports Journalism | Anne Doyle Strategies | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Learn about the history of women in sports journalism and the challenges they faced in the '70's and '80's.
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This is a very interesting article that discusses some of the obstacles women in sports journalism battled in the '70s and '80s. What do you think has improved since then? What problems do women still face today?

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Passion, basic understanding key in reporting - USD Volante Online

Passion, basic understanding key in reporting - USD Volante Online | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Passion, basic understanding key in reporting
USD Volante Online
There are many aspects to being a sports reporter, one of which is simply having a broad understanding of a variety of sports .
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These are great goals, but I hope this girl fully understands what a long journey lies ahead of her! There are (unfortunately) more gender barriers than she realizes.

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Female Sport journalists - it's not a level playing field yet

Female Sport journalists - it's not a level playing field yet | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Skyscraper high heels, slick of lipstick, curl of mascara and I'm ready. Hours spent pampering and preening making sure every piece of clothing and hair is in place. With a flash of nervous excitem...
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Women deserve place in sports world reporting

Women deserve place in sports world reporting | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Most people associate sports and athleticism with men. … (Women deserve place in sports world reporting http://t.co/E8Okt82Nxt)
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"....in a society that deems itself as anti-discriminatory, women in the sportscasting industry are still being viewed as the ‘Barbie dolls’, regardless of their education, athletic background, knowledge or passion for sports."

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Sports Journalism is Failing Women

Sports Journalism is Failing Women | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Men- especially white men- vastly outnumber women across print, broadcast and online platforms in journalism according to the third annual Status of Women in the U.S. Media report. This report show...
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Get over it, Damon Bruce, women cover sports effectively, too

Get over it, Damon Bruce, women cover sports effectively, too | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Damon Bruce spent nine minutes going on a misogynistic tirade about women ruining sports with their emotions and opinions. We look at the controversy.
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This article was written last November (2013). However, judging from Damon Bruce's comments, you'd think it was written in the early 1900s. It's absolutely ridiculous. Here's a sneak peak as to why the writer took offense to what Damon had to say:

"Bruce stated:  'I enjoy many of the women's contributions to the sports -- well that's a lie [laughing]. I can't even pretend that's true. There are very few -- a small handful -- of women who are any good at this at all. That's the truth....' "

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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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Female Reporters Can Like Sports, Too

Female Reporters Can Like Sports, Too | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
I couldn't believe my ears. This was the profound advice being dispensed to young, impressionable interns from the publisher of a widely circulated newspaper in New York City -- in a post-millennium world, no less.
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Read the appalling "words of wisdom" given to Krystie Yandoli (and others) when they were interning.

 

"...Girls, you can't just talk about sports with the guy sitting next to you, so you have to try harder and make up for it in other ways."

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Lance Briggs: 'I Don't Think Women Should Be In The Locker Room'

Lance Briggs: 'I Don't Think Women Should Be In The Locker Room' | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs doesn't think there should be a debate about a woman being harassed in a men's locker room--because he doesn't think women should be there at all.
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I understand his point, but if women shouldn't be in the locker room then men reporters shouldn't be allowed in there either. Interviews should be conducted in a place that allows EQUAL access for ALL reporters.

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Brew: Female sports journalists deserve recognition

Brew: Female sports journalists deserve recognition | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Nothing grinds my gears more than hearing, “You’re a girl. You know nothing about sports.” Men don’t need to prove themselves before spewing a sports opinion. Why would I need to lay out my expertise and experience to do so?
These days, there are more and more female sportswriters and broadcasters. They didn’t come on the air overnight; there was some trailblazing.  Some of the earliest women sportscasters started their careers before my parents were in elementary school.
Jane Chastain is credited [...]
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Here is an article from student paper at KU! (I am currently a student there.)

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Ignoring the stereotype: women as sideline reporters

Ignoring the stereotype: women as sideline reporters | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
By Meredith Perri, She's Game Sports Just about every job has a stereotype associated with it – that picture we create in our heads as small children that we try to alter as we grow older. Many of these images...
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Meredith Perri hit the nail on the head!

"...if female sports journalists are mentioned there is this assumption that they must look like models."

Charles Barkley, former NBA player and current sports broadcaster, even made the comment that, "if you are an ugly woman, you have no chance of getting a TV job."

If other people in the industry are acknowledging that this is an issue, why is no one doing anything to fix it?

f female sports journalists are mentioned there is this assumption that they must look like models. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/shesgamesports/2012/11/ignoring-the-stereotype-women-as-sideline-reporters.html#sthash.BJNsuedx.dpufWhen people think about sports writers and broadcasters, they assume that they are male – sports journalism is a male-dominated profession. But if female sports journalists are mentioned there is this assumption that they must look like models. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/shesgamesports/2012/11/ignoring-the-stereotype-women-as-sideline-reporters.html#sthash.BJNsuedx.dpuf

 

When people think about sports writers and broadcasters, they assume that they are male – sports journalism is a male-dominated profession. But if female sports journalists are mentioned there is this assumption that they must look like models. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/shesgamesports/2012/11/ignoring-the-stereotype-women-as-sideline-reporters.html#sthash.BJNsuedx.dpufWhen people think about sports writers and broadcasters, they assume that they are male – sports journalism is a male-dominated profession. But if female sports journalists are mentioned there is this assumption that they must look like models. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/shesgamesports/2012/11/ignoring-the-stereotype-women-as-sideline-reporters.html#sthash.BJNsuedx.dpufWhen people think about sports writers and broadcasters, they assume that they are male – sports journalism is a male-dominated profession. But if female sports journalists are mentioned there is this assumption that they must look like models. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/shesgamesports/2012/11/ignoring-the-stereotype-women-as-sideline-reporters.html#sthash.BJNsuedx.dpuf
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Seminar: Women journalists demand review of working conditions - The Express Tribune

Seminar: Women journalists demand review of working conditions - The Express Tribune | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
The Express Tribune Seminar: Women journalists demand review of working conditions The Express Tribune The Women for Independent and Responsible Media conference was organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in collaboration...
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This is an issue not just in sports, but in all media. It is an issue not just in America, but all across the world.

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Women in Sports Journalism Panel Coverage | SPJ/ONA DePaul

Women in Sports Journalism Panel Coverage | SPJ/ONA DePaul | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
SPJ/ONA DePaul hosted a Women in Sports Journalism Panel at DePaul's downtown campus on April 10 that explored locker room access issues, industry trends and some great advice on making it in sports media.
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Wynn first female to be named Missouri Sports Legend - Springfield News-Leader

Wynn first female to be named Missouri Sports Legend - Springfield News-Leader | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Wynn first female to be named Missouri Sports Legend
Springfield News-Leader
Names such as Jack Buck, Len Dawson, Stan Musial, Buck O'Neill, Payne Stewart and — after today's inaugural Women in Sports Luncheon — add the name of Dr.
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Not exactly journalism related, but it's nice to see a woman in sports getting proper credit for all of her hard work!

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Shields: Women's body image should stop being focus of media

Shields: Women's body image should stop being focus of media | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Mindy Kaling is everything mainstream media is not: She is bold, she is brown and she is big. She is the epitome of girl power.…
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The way women are portrayed in the media (both in and out of the sports world) can change how girls all around the world feel about themselves.

 

"They may not hurt Kaling herself, but they do hurt the girls who look like her."

 

 

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Women in Sports Media | Female Sportscasters and Sports Journalists

Women in Sports Media | Female Sportscasters and Sports Journalists | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Being a female sportscaster or reporter can be incredibly intimidating. Learn how to thrive in the sports industry despite society doubting your credentials.
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This article includes great advice and helpful tips for any women aspiring to enter the sports journalism field.

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Women and sports (reporting)

Women and sports (reporting) | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
While sitting in class the other day with a fellow classmate discussing our futures, the subject of women covering sports came up. I’m female, pursing a career in sports broadcasting, and my male c...
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What is really valued when it comes to female sports reporters? Is it their knowledge and training? Or just looks?

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Why Being a Female Fan of Sports Really Sucks Sometimes | Karin ...

Why Being a Female Fan of Sports Really Sucks Sometimes | Karin ... | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
For me, March is both thrilling and frustrating. As a female who happens to love sports -- and be a college basketball fanatic at that -- March Madness is something I look forward to every year. But all the excitement of the ...
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Even being a female fan is hard, let alone trying to have a career in the sports world!

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Women should be covering and running professional sports - The Maneater

Women should be covering and running professional sports - The Maneater | Women in Sports Journalism | Scoop.it
Women should be covering and running professional sports
The Maneater
Perhaps the barriers to attracting female sports fans starts with the media. Women aren't the voice behind most of the media sports fans consume.
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I love the way this girl thinks!

"Only 11.7 percent of American sports reporters are women, and there are even fewer female sports editors, at 9.7 percent."

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"If professional sports teams were smart, at least half of their senior staff would be women, because women know how to reach other women."

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