Beyond the Box Score brings ‘The Female Voice in Sports Media’ to NU

By Beth Werge

If anyone is capable of leading a groundbreaking discussion about the challenges of being a woman in sports media, it’s Christine Brennan. Medill and Northwestern University Athletics held the fifth installment of their Beyond the Box Score series this week, bringing USA Today columnist Brennan (BSJ80, MSJ81), CNN’s Rachel Nichols (BSJ95), Fox Sports’ Pam Oliver and ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth (BSJ07) to campus Tuesday night.

While it’s been a tough week for women’s journalism with the deaths of pioneers Rhonda Glenn – the first full-time female sportscaster for a national network – and Alison Gordon – who was the first female beat writer in Major League Baseball – the legacies live on. The accomplishments of these pioneers and the four leading journalists who spoke in Evanston continue to pave the way for future generations of female sports reporters.

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