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Michelle Bruton is a sports editor and writer who covers football, hockey, and extreme sports. She’s one of the few women in her profession. At least one expert says that 86-96 percent of all sports journalists are men. Bruton has often heard men tell female sportswriters they aren’t qualified to do their jobs. Why? Because they haven’t played the sports they cover. But most male sportswriters haven’t, either. So why should women be held to a higher standard? Bruton wants to know more about this. She’s designing a study to find out how many sports reporters – male and female – actually played the sports they cover.

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