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    CONTACT:

    Board of The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago
    awjchicago@gmail.com
    312.521.9394

     

    CHICAGO - The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago is deeply disappointed in the sexist, degrading and entirely unprofessional comments made by CBS-owned 92.9 The Game sports radio host, Mike Bell, on Tuesday, October 6 in relation to ESPN MLB postseason analyst, Jessica Mendoza.

     

    This comment is especially troubling in light of the March 25  and June 17 incidents this year in which another CBS employee, Chicago sports radio host, Dan Bernstein of CBS-owned WSCR-AM 670 The Score, tweeted sexist and degrading remarks about fellow reporters. For both, Mr. Bernstein was briefly suspended and issued a statement of apology.

     

    Comments analyzing or even criticizing the work of a media professional are fair game, but comments of a sexist or degrading nature made of a media professional are not, and this board strongly condemns them.

     

    The AWJ-Chicago finds it especially troubling that Mr. Bell would use his considerable platform to show such disrespect toward a fellow sports broadcaster. Female broadcasters, or women anywhere, should not have to juggle juvenile comments along with their jobs.

     

    While an apology statement from Mr. Bell is a necessary first step, it simply does not go far enough, nor is it a specific apology to Ms. Mendoza, to whom he directed such a public, degrading comment.

     

    The AWJ-Chicago urges The Game and its parent, CBS Radio, to take swift and meaningful steps to correct the sexist attitudes that are all too pervasive in sports media, as made evident by these continued incidents. A strong message would be sent through formal workplace training programs, by adopting and enforcing zero-tolerance harassment policies and by terminating Mr. Bell’s position as host.

     

    The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago supports women in journalism and promotes the respectful treatment of women by the news media. We are a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization.

     

    AWJ-Chicago is comprised of working journalists, academics and students from national, local and regional news outlets and all the major journalism schools in the area. It includes women and men involved in every aspect of the business and across all mediums. Learn more at awj-chicago.org.

     

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    March 28, 2015

     

    Contact:

    Board of The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago

    awjchicago@gmail.com

    312.521.9394

     

    CHICAGO - The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago is deeply disappointed in the sexist, degrading and wholly unprofessional comments WSCR-AM 670 sports radio host Dan Bernstein made Wednesday, March 25 in relation to Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Aiyana Cristal.

     

    Comments analyzing or even criticizing the work of a media professional are fair game, but comments analyzing or criticizing the appearance of a media professional are not, and this board strongly condemns them.

     

    The AWJ-Chicago finds it especially troubling that Mr. Bernstein would use his considerable platform to show such disrespect toward a fellow Chicago journalist.

     

    While apologies from Mr. Bernstein and his colleague at The Score, Matt Spiegel, are a necessary first step, they simply do not go far enough.

     

    The AWJ-Chicago urges The Score and its parent, CBS Radio, to take meaningful steps to correct the sexist attitudes that are all too pervasive in sports media. We invite Mr. Bernstein to hold a dialogue with us on how this toxic culture is allowed to thrive and what we can all do to ensure our work is professional, inclusive and respectful towards all.

     

    The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago supports women in journalism and promotes the respectful treatment of women by the news media. We are a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization.

     

    AWJ-Chicago is comprised of working journalists, academics and students from national, local and regional news outlets and all the major journalism schools in the area. It includes women and men involved in every aspect of the business and across all mediums. Learn more at awj-chicago.org

     

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