On this episode, Mark Simon and Emmy Liederman are joined by Iliana Limón Romero and Ashley Colley, the chair of the board and president of The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM – pronounced “Awesome”).
Iliana is the deputy sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. Ashley is an associate producer at ESPN. They discussed the goals of the organization and initiatives for members related to career support and career growth. They shared their thoughts on some of the issues in sportswriting this winter, with two incidents involving prominent people in Major League Baseball coming to light.
They also noted the many successes for women in sports media and explained how the group is mentoring the next generation of female sports media members. They then answered Emmy’s questions about misconceptions about sports media and the ways in which sports media principles can be applied to other areas of journalism.
At the end of the episode, Iliana and Ashley also saluted the Association of Asian-American Journalists for their work. Mark and Emmy then discussed takeaways from the conversation and honored a sports media barrier breaker.
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