All Things Considered, NPR (Interview with Audie Cornish)
The Battle to Break Through the Sportswriting Boys’ Club: In this eight-minute interview, Melissa Ludtke takes listeners back to the 1970s, when she was the only woman covering Major League Baseball full time, and then she talks about the lingering challenges for women in sports media.
Forty years after she gained equal access to baseball locker rooms, Melissa Ludtke reflects on why she had to file a lawsuit against baseball to win the right to do her reporting job as the men did theirs, and she speaks to her case's significance today.
In 1978, US female sports journalists won a major victory in their fight to do their jobs in the same way as men. US sports had a tradition of allowing reporters to do interviews in the dressing-room after big games...