It has been 35 years since Melissa Ludtke, a reporter for Sports Illustrated, and her editors filed a civil rights lawsuit after she was barred from entering the New York Yankees locker room to conduct interviews during the 1977 World Series. A court decision in Ludtke’s favor opened the door for women sports reporters to do their jobs, but women are still in the minority when it comes to sports writing and editing jobs.
Patton Callaway, the student employee of the Office of External Relations, interviewed four former staffers who turned their Chronicle experience into careers in sports writing, and asked them about making their way in a male-dominated profession. || Read more
Former Chronicle sports editor Ben Cohen ’10 will talk informally with Coach Cutcliffe about the past and future of Duke football, qualifying for a bowl game, helping Peyton Manning return to form and many other topics. Afterwards, the Coach will take your questions. || Read more
We’ll gather for a mini-reunion on April 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 301 Flowers. It’ll be a rare opportunity to see old friends, trade war stories, meet current staffers and learn about all the exciting things going on at today’s Chronicle (including, naturally, Twitter). || Read more
Since graduating from Duke in 2003, Greg Veis has written for top-shelf magazines and been an editor at GQ and The New York Times Magazine. Last June he left The Times for The New Republic, where he helped the 98-year-old publication undertake a major redesign. In an interview with The Chronicle’s Director of External Affairs David Rice, Veis discussed the new TNR, how his Chronicle connections have helped him build his career, and the artfulness of magazine making. || Read more
After the Masthead provides an opportunity for alumni Chronicle staffers to keep classmates and the greater Chronicle community informed of significant accomplishments. || Read more