In keeping with a promise made in September, the New York Jets invited the Association for Women in Sports Media to have a representative at an educational session discussing the treatment of credentialed reporters.
AWSM president Amy Moritz was in attendance at the team’s practice facility this week to observe the session. It is to remain confidential, but allowing AWSM to observe is an important step of transparency.
“We of course are happy the Jets followed through on their promise to include AWSM as they address media access issues,” Moritz said. “It is an opportunity to continue our efforts to ensure equal access and equal treatment is standard operating procedure.”
In September, some members of the Jets organization were involved in an incident with television reporter Ines Sainz. After an investigation by the NFL, the Jets extended an invitation to AWSM to observe an educational session, and the league sought input from AWSM in retooling media guidelines.
AWSM is also pleased to announce that it is continuing to work with the NFL on best practices for both the league and individual teams to interact with members of the media.
“This remains an ongoing process,” Moritz said. “The NFL has been open to suggestions from AWSM and we are happy to be participating in a dialogue with them.”
There will be no additional comment from AWSM.