Newhouse School’s ‘Sports Matters’ symposium will examine current issues in sports media
By Wendy S. LoughlinFebruary 14, 2017
Syracuse University’s 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, 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, Maryland
- Patti Kleinman- Fallick ’78 – Senior director, broadcast operations, United States 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 email@example.com.