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Newhouse School’s ‘Sports Matters’ Symposium Will Examine Current Issues in Sports Media
The Newhouse Sports Media Center will host Sports Matters, a daylong symposium examining current issues in sports media, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #SportsMatters.
John Nicholson, professor of practice in broadcast and digital journalism and director of the Newhouse Sports Media Center, will open the event at 9 a.m. Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham will offer welcoming remarks.
The event will include three panel discussions:
9:15 a.m.: “Sports as News/How do we prepare for when sports rises to the level of news?”
- Jason Dumas ’11 – sports director, WHAG-TV, Hagerstown, Md.
- Patti Kleinman-Fallick ’78 – senior director, broadcast operations, U.S. Tennis Association
- Erika Wachter ’12 – sports reporter, Fox 5 New York/former field hockey player, Syracuse University
- John Wildhack ’80 – director of athletics, Syracuse University/former ESPN executive
- Simon Perez, assistant professor of broadcast and digital journalism at the Newhouse School, will moderate.
1 p.m.: “Taking a Knee—Then What?/How media cover and follow up on societal issues in sports”
- Ahmed Fareed ’02 – sports anchor, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area
- Dale Hansen – sports director, WFAA-TV Dallas-Ft. Worth
- Karl Ravech – host, ESPN
- William C. Rhoden – retired columnist, The New York Times
- Claire Smith – coordinating editor, Universal News Group, ESPN/first female recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball journalism
- Joel Kaplan, associate dean for professional graduate studies at the Newhouse School, will moderate.
3 p.m.: “Sports Reporting and Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly/How do we use social media in our sports reporting? How should we?”
- Cary Chow – host/anchor/reporter, ESPN and ESPN.com
- Kimberley A. Martin G’06 – New York Jets beat writer, Newsday
- Dave McMenamin ’05 – Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer, ESPN.com
- Sarina Morales ’08 – morning host, “SportsCenter,” ESPN
- Anne Osborne, associate professor of communications at the Newhouse School, will moderate.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicholson at 315.443.4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.