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Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2002

Sports equality

January 27, 2002

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To the editor:

As a regular reader of the Lawrence Journal-World, I would like to bring to your attention what I believe to be a bias quality in your reporting. Since the high school basketball season has begun, I have noticed the boys teams have received a greater amount of press than the girls teams. For example, the LHS Lady Lions had a game on Jan. 15 against Olathe East High School with no announcement of the upcoming game in your paper.

Also, they played Olathe North High School on Jan. 17. This time it was reported but with two paragraphs lost in the back section while the boys team again received front page coverage with color photographs. This one-sided reporting has happened all season long. This lack of reporting shows our Lady Lions that the local press has very little interest in them. I feel it is time for a greater equality in your reporting. These girls could use your support.

Gregory Polk,

Lawrence

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