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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.

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All Things Considered, WGBH

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.

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Only a Game, NPR

When I meet veteran baseball writers Lisa Saxon and Melissa Ludtke, they’re sharing a rented house in Cooperstown, New York, right near the National Baseball Hall of Fame...

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Witness, The BBC

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...



CGTN America

In 1977, she took on a titan, the U.S. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. That’s because he denied her access that her press credential clearly authorized her to have, preventing her from interviewing players in the team’s locker rooms...