Sideline Sisters

19 - Jamie Mittelman talks about changing the male domination of sports media coverage

April 24, 2024 Jenny Cheifetz Season 1 Episode 19
19 - Jamie Mittelman talks about changing the male domination of sports media coverage
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Sideline Sisters
19 - Jamie Mittelman talks about changing the male domination of sports media coverage
Apr 24, 2024 Season 1 Episode 19
Jenny Cheifetz
Jamie has a background in media, having managed a $30 Million media portfolio on behalf of the conglomerate of Yahoo, The Huffington Post, AoL, and Verizon. Her passion for sport, diversity and inclusion inspired her to found Flame Bearers while receiving her Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School where she received an award for her significant impact on the Harvard community. Jamie's work with Flame Bearers has reach in 48 countries and recently received 4 Signal Awards in the categories of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Public Service & Activism. Prior to Harvard, Jamie received her MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. Flame Bearers is the first global storytelling platform celebrating the stories of women Olympians and Paralympians. From household names to unsung heroes around the world, each featured story highlights the successes, struggles and social issues that drive the world's most prestigious athletes. Flame Bearers brings these champions' stories to life via podcast, video, and live events. 

Jamie's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. Historically 96% of televised prime time  sports media coverage has gone to men. A new statistic shows women are getting up to 15% of the coverage. This shows improvement, but not the equity Jamie is working towards. 
  2. There will be parity at the 2024 games in terms of the number of male + female Olympians, for the first time in history. The last games was the first to televise the Paralympics.
  3. Three lessons Jamie has learned from interviewing Olympians and Paralympians:
    1. Hearing no or experiencing loss is an opportunity to learn and grow versus simply shutting down.
    2. No winner gets to the podium alone; they all have a tribe behind them.
    3. Resilience means something different to each athlete, but they all know bumps are inevitable, just a temporary setback. It's what you do afterwards that makes all the difference.

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Show Notes
Jamie has a background in media, having managed a $30 Million media portfolio on behalf of the conglomerate of Yahoo, The Huffington Post, AoL, and Verizon. Her passion for sport, diversity and inclusion inspired her to found Flame Bearers while receiving her Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School where she received an award for her significant impact on the Harvard community. Jamie's work with Flame Bearers has reach in 48 countries and recently received 4 Signal Awards in the categories of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Public Service & Activism. Prior to Harvard, Jamie received her MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. Flame Bearers is the first global storytelling platform celebrating the stories of women Olympians and Paralympians. From household names to unsung heroes around the world, each featured story highlights the successes, struggles and social issues that drive the world's most prestigious athletes. Flame Bearers brings these champions' stories to life via podcast, video, and live events. 

Jamie's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. Historically 96% of televised prime time  sports media coverage has gone to men. A new statistic shows women are getting up to 15% of the coverage. This shows improvement, but not the equity Jamie is working towards. 
  2. There will be parity at the 2024 games in terms of the number of male + female Olympians, for the first time in history. The last games was the first to televise the Paralympics.
  3. Three lessons Jamie has learned from interviewing Olympians and Paralympians:
    1. Hearing no or experiencing loss is an opportunity to learn and grow versus simply shutting down.
    2. No winner gets to the podium alone; they all have a tribe behind them.
    3. Resilience means something different to each athlete, but they all know bumps are inevitable, just a temporary setback. It's what you do afterwards that makes all the difference.
Check out the Leylah Fernandez ad that we talked about

Jamie's podcast
Flamebearer's Instagram
Flamebearers website
collab

Check out https://www.jentlecoaching.com for more information about Jentle Coaching.
And be sure to follow @jentlecoaching on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news/offers.
Join the Sideline Sisters Facebook Group and be a part of our growing community.
Book a CONNECTION CALL with Jenny from Jentle Coaching to get information about coaching and breathwork services.
Want to get Jenny's newsletter?
Download Jenny's FREE MEDITATION

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**The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Messages and discussions on this podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This podcast contains links to other third party websites. Such links are only for the convenience and enjoyment of the reader, user, or browser.