Mike Penner ‘or’ Christine Daniels: the US media and the fractured representation of a transgender sportswriter

  title={Mike Penner ‘or’ Christine Daniels: the US media and the fractured representation of a transgender sportswriter},
  author={Lindsay Parks Pieper},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={186 - 201}
  • L. Pieper
  • Published 14 January 2015
  • Biology
  • Sport in Society
On 26 April 2007, US sportswriter Mike Penner told readers he was transsexual and that he would return to the paper as Christine Daniels. Journalists immediately analysed and assessed this column. Three months later, Daniels' first byline appeared as she assumed her former beats. Yet, after eight months in the spotlight, Daniels faded from view and, without explanation, Penner's name returned. Although the paper did not offer details on Penner's return, his re-emergence proved newsworthy. While… 
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