Frustrations on getting WNBA access + getting the real stories

Read the title. This has always been a problem but it’s starting to rear it’s ugly head so much so that I thought I would I write a blog post about it.

For those of you who don’t know, I am a women’s basketball blogger who blogs on things regarding the women’s basketball world, etc. I also write articles (just not as often) on various websites. No, I’m not an official reporter for any major news outlet. No, I don’t always get the major scoop on WNBA access. That’s all on my own time and research and by reaching out.

For those asking, why I’m writing this blog post it’s because enough is enough. I’m tired of reading fluff WNBA articles on players, or not getting the full truth of the story. I’m tired of players being constantly compared to men’s basketball players. I’m tired of people giving major coverage to one player, but not to the others. I’m also tired of having to jump through hoops to get coverage or interviews. I get that the women’s basketball world is not a major sport and that it is a niche sport at the moment, but how are we supposed to grow the sport when there is limited access and availability in the first place?

For once, I just want to be able to read the full story or an investigative piece on why a WNBA team is falling apart or getting the full details of players contract (the length, years, money) and being fully able to report it. I want to be able to send an email and get a quick, timely response so that I can write the story. I’m tired of all of it and you should be too.

It’s time for all of that to stop. But the question is, how are we going to do just that?

To tell you the truth, I don’t know. But it has to STOP. It has to.

Until next time,

Peace

Aneela

 

 

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One thought on “Frustrations on getting WNBA access + getting the real stories

  1. Mark

    Women’s athletics will never grow until you are allowed access. The coverage of Women’s College basketball on TV is total fluff. No serious discussion of what is going on. It is very discouraging.

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