Bruce Jenner story presents pronoun dilemma for media

April 24, 2015 12:06 AM

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Bruce Jenner story presents pronoun dilemma for media

For journalists, coverage of Bruce Jenner's impending interview with Diane Sawyer presents a specific and somewhat uncomfortable challenge: how to refer to Jenner.

Normally that last sentence would have said "how to refer to him." But in this story, I'm trying to avoid gender-specific references. That is because Jenner is widely believed to be undergoing a gender transition.

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