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Women in the male-dominated world of sports journalism

Women in sports journalism

Thu 10th May, 2018

Leading female sports journalists will discuss their experience of working in an industry dominated by men in the latest Beds Talks event at the University of Bedfordshire on Monday 21 May.

The event, called Women in the male-dominated world of Sports Journalism, will explore what is was like for women 30 years ago to succeed in journalism when most jobs as editors and writers were occupied by men, and whether the world of work is really changing for women in 2018.

Speaking at the event is the European Correspondent for The Australian Jacquelin Magnay, who previously worked as the Daily Telegraph’s Olympics Editor, and Vikki Orvice, who has been a staff football writer with The Sun since 1995.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism & Broadcasting at Bedfordshire Adrian Warner said: “It is great to get such experienced female journalists talking about their experiences in the past and comparing them with the present. We still have a way to go before there are more women in senior positions in the sports media but there are now some great female role models for students to follow.”

Beds Talks are designed to bring together the public with researchers and practitioners on topics of mutual interest.

Agenda:

17.30: Registration and refreshments
18.00: Talk starts
18.40: Q&A
19.10: Drinks and buffet
20.00: Close

To register to attend this free event, please click here.



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