The Victory Pressis creating independent women's sports coverage
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About The Victory Press
Thank you for visiting the Victory Press on Patreon!
The Victory Press is a publication dedicated to women's sports and intersectional feminist issues related to sport. We pay our writers and reimburse expenses.
We publish features and essays related to feminism/gender/social issues as they pertain to sports, with the goal of making the Victory Press an inclusive home for quality writing on these issues. We also provide regular coverage of several women's sports, including ice hockey, basketball, and soccer.
Any amount of support goes directly towards paying our writers and editorial staff for their work, reimbursing expenses, and covering expenses for our website. We prioritize coverage of social issues and original reporting. Check out our ethical coverage and business policies here: https://victorypress.org/victory-press-reporting-policies/
By supporting our work, you directly enable our journalists to write in an environment unlike any other in the current online sportswriting landscape. Unlike other outlets, we don't have any corporate ownership, advertisements, or venture capital funding. We also pay our writers for everything that they do. We will remain completely independent, beholden only to our readers, who contribute because they value this type of work. Our website and its content will always remain completely free to everyone, but our Patreon subscribers will get access to exclusive content to reward them for making the Victory Press possible.
Here are some articles to give you an idea of the diverse body of work we have been able to produce so far:
- So You Want To Broadcast a Women's Hockey Game by Melissa Burgess
- The NHL All-Star Skills Competition and Settling For Less by Zoë Hayden
- To Be Queer, It’s Historic: The Impact of Inclusion in the WNBA by Caissa Casarez
- How To Revive a Hockey Team by Kirsten Whelan
- Queer Assimilation Will Never Lead to Queer Acceptance by Andrew
- Four American Women of Color Navigating Hockey's Whiteness by Erica Ayala
We hope to grow our Patreon subscriber base to be able to cover more sports, publish more feature work by great writers, and grow our editorial staff to include more editors with in-depth knowledge of more sports and their media environments.
In short: our goal is to create thoughtful, independent coverage that you simply cannot get anywhere else, and our Patreon subscribers are the ones who make it possible. If you support independent journalism in other areas, like politics and current events, you may have wondered where you can get independent sports journalism. The Victory Press is one of the only places doing it.