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Sports journalism is less sexist than it was – but there’s still a long way to go | Gabriella Bennett

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If future generations of female sport writers are to flourish, we must be united in confronting gender-based discrimination

In the depths of a Scottish winter last year, a group of female journalists – myself included – huddled in front of our laptops to discuss our annual mentoring scheme for up-and-coming female talent.

To address the fact that so few sports writers applied previously, we decided to ringfence five places for them. But we ran into a problem: it was impossible to find enough journalists to fill the slots.

Continue reading…If future generations of female sport writers are to flourish, we must be united in confronting gender-based discriminationIn the depths of a Scottish winter last year, a group of female journalists – myself included – huddled in front of our laptops to discuss our annual mentoring scheme for up-and-coming female talent.To address the fact that so few sports writers applied previously, we decided to ringfence five places for them. But we ran into a problem: it was impossible to find enough journalists to fill the slots. Continue reading…