Magazine article The Quill


Magazine article The Quill


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The preceding article was written for Quill's December 1969 issue. This was the same month women were allowed into SPJ. Today, the world of women's sports-writing is an entirely different place.


It was trials like Elinor Kaine's that paved the way for female sportswriters today.

"I've never experienced anything close to that," said Kristen Leigh Porter, The Indianapolis Star's assistant sports editor.

Porter has worked as a sportswriter since she graduated from college in 20OO and has covered the NBA, NFL and MBA.

"[[Discrimination]] is definitely not something that's happened," she said.

In fact, Porter said, she's found that players and coaches are almost "more helpful to you, [^because] they understand that you are in the minority."

She cited an instance when Stephen Jackson of the Indiana Pacers agreed to give her a special interview - and, Porter quickly added, it wasn't that he was "trying to hit on me. …

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