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Tension between WNBA and Media Escalates Amid Access Issues and PR Staff Shortage

Tension between WNBA and Media Escalates Amid Access Issues and PR Staff Shortage

Key points:

  • The WNBA is facing tension with the media due to lack of access and PR staff.
  • Many journalists claim that the league provides inadequate access to players.
  • The league is implementing media training and issuing fines for players who do not follow protocols.
The WNBA is facing tension with the media due to a lack of access and PR staff, according to a recent report. Many journalists claim the league provides inadequate access to the players, while the league contends that it does not receive the coverage it deserves. The WNBA plans to implement media training for players and increase fines for those who do not follow protocols. The league’s understaffing and inexperienced PR staff have also been identified as contributing factors. Players acknowledge the need for media coverage but express the need for a balance between accessibility and professionalism.
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