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Sports Illustrated pays digital tribute to Caitlyn Jenner

The high-profile, former Olympic athlete will be the subject of a new long-form doc, set to roll out June 6 across the brand's digital properties.
June 1, 2016

Caitlyn Jenner will be the subject of Sports Illustrated’s latest digital documentary.

On June 6, Sports Illustrated Films will debut a long-form digital documentary that covers Jenner’s gold medal-winning decathalon performance at the Montreal Olympic Games, the legacy from her performance and the impact on her journey as a transgender woman in the public eye.

Following the digital doc, which will be available for free on Sports Illustrated’s web site, Jenner will appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine June 8.

Jenner, who came out last year as transgender in 2015, has been the center of global media attention ever since, and stars in the reality series I Am Cait documenting her transition. She was named one of Glamour magazine’s women of the year for 2015, and will be named Personality of the Year at the upcoming Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica.

The special on Jenner is the latest in a series of exclusive digital profiles from Sports Illustrated. which is owned by Time Inc. In May, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi was the subject of another digital production and cover story, and later this year, Sports Illustrated will give baseball legend Ken Griffey, Jr. the same treatment. It also recently rolled out the animated short film Dear Basketball based on former NBA star Kobe Bryant’s poem of the same name across its digital platforms.

(From Stream Daily)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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