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Write about women’s accomplishments, not their connection to men

By Tracy Everbach “Wife of a Bears lineman wins bronze medal today in Rio Olympics.” That’s what the Chicago Tribune tweeted last summer when Corey Cogdell, a three-time Olympian, medaled in trap shooting. Cogdell happens to be married to Mitchell Unrein of the Bears, and Tribune officials said they simply were trying to make a […]

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Media organizations fail with Olympics coverage

Rio coverage reflects sexism, racism By Tracy Everbach The day after gymnast Simone Biles won a gold medal in Rio, the front-page headline in my local newspaper celebrated her as “Superlative Simone.” But I did a double-take when I saw a column headline underneath that read, “ ‘I don’t think she’s human,’ rival says of […]

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Sexual harassment in newsrooms needs to end now

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By Tracy Everbach The 20-year-old intern called me. “I don’t know what to do,” she said. At her internship, she wanted to learn extra skills. I suggested she shadow another, older journalist. She had spent the day with him. “When we were back in the newsroom editing, he touched my legs,” she said. “I think […]

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Lynching story fails to identify whites as perpetrators

By Tracy Everbach If we don’t know our history, it is said, we are doomed to repeat it. The New York Times published a story Feb. 10 that revealed some of the ugly history of the United States of America. A new report documents the lynchings of 4,000 human beings, black people who were tortured […]

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