For women in sports journalism, social media ‘can be an ugly place’

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 11.31.13 AMBy Doris Burke | Chicago Tribune

In previous decades, a woman in sports journalism would have to learn to navigate the treacherous men’s locker room.

She knew the rules: Develop skin as thick as a rhinoceros callous. Never look down. Be ready with a quick comeback if a male athlete — or male colleague — tries to humiliate you. Choose your wardrobe carefully and conservatively.

For women in sports today, social media is the locker room of the 1970s and ’80s.

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