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Daylong Symposium at Newhouse Exploring ‘Sports Matters’ Feb. 25
The Newhouse Sports Media Center is hosting a daylong symposium examining current issues in sports and sports media on Wednesday, Feb. 25. “Sports Matters,” which will include a series of three panel discussions, will be held 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #SportsMatters.
The event will open with welcoming remarks from Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham, followed by the first panel, “Ethics in Sports Media: Is It OK to Lie?” Panelists include:
- Lynne Adrine (veteran producer/director, ABC News and director, Newhouse’s Washington Capstone program);
- Marcus Hayes (sports columnist, Philadelphia Daily News);
- Scott Pioli G’05 (assistant general manager, Atlanta Falcons); and
- Shalise Manza Young ’99 (New England Patriots beat writer, the Boston Globe).
- Joel Kaplan, Newhouse associate dean for professional graduate studies, will moderate.
Beginning at 1:15 p.m., the second panel will address “Covering Domestic Violence Issues: Have Sports Media Done Enough?” Panelists include:
- Jon Frankel ’86 (correspondent, HBO Real Sports);
- Don McPherson (activist and sportscaster);
- Keri Potts ’98, G’99 (senior director of PR, ESPN);
- CJ Silas ’90 (host, ESPN Radio San Luis Obispo and author, “No Girls Allowed: The Jock and Jill Mentality of Sports Broadcasting”).
- Anne Osborne, associate professor of communications at the Newhouse School, will moderate.
At 3 p.m., the third panel will explore “Sports Content and Message: Who Controls Them and How?” Panelists include:
- Kevin Cooper ’01 (director of communications, Houston Texans);
- John Garcia Jr. G’10 (regional recruiting analyst, FOX Sports/Scout.com);
- Joe Giansante (executive senior associate athletics director/chief communications officer/external affairs, Syracuse University Athletics);
- Phillip Hochberg ’61 (sports media lawyer); and
- Kimberley A. Martin G’06 (New York Jets beat writer, Newsday).
- Jason Benetti ’05, ESPN play-by-play announcer and Newhouse adjunct, will moderate.
A question-and-answer session will follow the panel presentations.
The event will conclude with a reception in the Food.com area on the second floor of Newhouse 3.
For more information, contact John Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-443-4065.