Ethical Challenges for Women in Modern Sports

Christine Brennan
Sports journalist Christine Brennan is Schiffman Ethics lecturer, will speak Wednesday, March 7.

Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist, will give this year’s Althea W. and John A. Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture, “Ethical Challenges for Women in Modern Sports.” Brennan is the nation’s most widely read female sports columnist and has been breaking barriers for women in journalism for 30 years.

The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Launer Auditorium; it’s free and open to the public. There is also free parking nearby; see the campus map.

Brennan was the first full-time woman sports writer at The Miami Herald in 1981, and later became the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer at The Washington Post. She has also covered 13 consecutive Olympic Games beginning in 1984 and broke news of the pairs figure skating judging and scoring scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. In 2002, her USA Today column triggered heated dialogue on the Augusta National Golf Club's lack of women members. A commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, Brennan also serves as an Olympic reporter for ABC News and ESPN.

Among her books are the best-selling “Inside Edge,” hailed by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 100 sports books of all time; and “Best Seat in the House: A Father, A Daughter, A Journey Through Sports.”

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