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Alums become a part of history at the Washington Post

The Washington Post penned a Q & A with the four women who covers each major professional sports for the newspaper. Two of those women are SJI alums: Candace Buckner (2000) covers the Washington Wizards and Isabelle Khurshudyan (2013) covers the Washington Capitals.

An excerpt from this piece.

What advice do you have for women thinking of becoming sports reporters?

Isabelle: Don’t consider being a woman as an obstacle or a disadvantage. For the most part, as long as I’ve been fair in my coverage, I’ve been treated with respect by the players and coaches that I cover. I think it’s all about how you approach the job, so if you don’t allow your gender to be a limitation in what you’re writing about or what questions you’re asking, then it won’t be.

Candace: Don’t be afraid to develop your voice. You bring something new that readers/viewers haven’t experienced before. So don’t try to be like everyone else. You’re not. Be unique and confident in your abilities.

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