Summer Reading - Who Let Them In?

Starts:  Jun 21, 2022 09:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Sep 2, 2022 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  WISE NYC Metro
WISE NYC Metro Book Club Summer Reading Recommendation:

Who Let Them In? Pathbreaking Women in Sports Journalism by Joanne Lannin.  Foreward by Jackie MacMullan.

An inspiring look at the women who broke the glass ceiling in sports journalism. Women in sports journalism have faced an uphill battle to succeed within the “old boy” world of sports. The early trailblazers faced colleagues who ignored them, athletes who tried to humiliate them, fans who ridiculed them, and executives who kept them from doing their jobs—challenges many still face today.

Who Let Them In? offers compelling insight into how women sports journalists broke into this male-dominated field and managed to stay there, despite the many obstacles put in their way. It shows the sacrifices and commitment it takes to succeed in sports journalism and discusses what the future may hold for women in a media landscape that continues to evolve almost daily.

In Who Let Them In? Pathbreaking Women in Sports Journalism, Joanne Lannin recounts the stories of the tenacious and resilient female sportscasters and writers who paved the way for those that followed. Exclusive interviews with such pioneers as CBS Sports’ Lesley Visser, NFL Today’s Andrea Kremer, and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Claire Smith and NYC Metro Chapter's 2020 Women of Inspiration honoree Suzyn Waldman reveal the many challenges these women faced as they sought to break down the gender-based barriers that kept them from press boxes, locker rooms, and broadcast booths. 

Happy Summer Reading!

Then get ready for a panel discussion on September 14 -- Emerging Voices In Media.
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