A panel discussion event from the Football Writers’ Association and Sports Media LGBT+, hosted by Football v Homophobia
The football journalism industry is highly competitive and demanding - and it can also be hugely satisfying and rewarding.
Increasingly, efforts are being made to raise awareness about inclusion and take steps to attract a more diverse workforce. In Pride Month - an important time of year for LGBTQ+ communities - how is the industry faring on representation of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people?
As the FWA and Sports Media LGBT+ kick off a new partnership, the two groups will hold a panel event featuring guests who will discuss their experiences, assess the progress made, and identify areas for action so that everyone - whether writer, reporter, commentator, or those in other roles - feels free to be their authentic selves in football media.
Joining Sports Media LGBT+ founder and network lead Jon Holmes (Sky Sports) for this discussion will be:
Nicky Bandini, The Guardian, ESPN, talkSPORT
Adam Crafton, The Athletic
Matt Dickinson, The Times
Lianne Sanderson, Sky Sports, BBC Sport, talkSPORT