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ESPN and Poynter event in St. Petersburg, FL, Jan. 28

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by h20angel, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. h20angel

    h20angel New Member

    A Community Conversation About How the Majesty and Money of Sports Affect the Values and Culture of American Life-- with ESPN experts, including Chris Mortensen, Suzy Kolber, Jeremy Schaap and Cris Carter.

    Tickets: $25 Proceeds benefit students in Poynter’s summer writing programs.

    Jan. 28, 7 p.m
    Poynter Institute for Media Studies
    801 3rd St. S
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Sports figures have long been role models in American culture. But today’s front-page sports story is as likely to involve a nightclub shooting as a new home run king. Join us as we examine how sports impacts society – and how the media impact sports.

    How do the heroes and villains of sports affect American culture? What do the media consider a “great sports story”? Does the explosion of the sports opinion universe affect the games?

    A reception and light refreshments will follow.

    You can buy tickets here:https://poynter.yourmembership.com/store/view_product.asp?id=262362.

    Here is the link to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=62425770041
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Yay, now we have two of these.

    NVM, old one is locked.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Am I the only one who thinks ESPN and Poynter co-hosting the same event is really strange?
  4. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    No. You're not. And you shouldn't be either.
  5. h20angel

    h20angel New Member

    We like providing events designed to bring citizens and journalists together.

    Part of Poynter's commitment is to provide an opportunity for the public to interact with journalists and with the Super Bowl in Tampa that week, so many of the ESPN folks will be in town already --making it a good opportunity.

    For those of you not in Tampa/St.Pete that day, we might have an opportunity for you to still chime in with questions/comments.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    By that, do you mean mean putting Cris Carter on the same panel as Mortensen, Schaap and Kolber?
  7. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    Chris Carter has lost the privilege of being on the same panel at Mortensen.
  8. h20angel

    h20angel New Member

    I didn't organize the panel, but I think Carter is a good choice for different perspective on the topic. Who better than a pro athlete who has transitioned into a more public/journalistic-like role? And he's had experience with both the positive and negative aspects of being an athlete -- exactly the focus of the conversation.
  9. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    Which will be followed by a panel co-sponsored by Satan and Focus on the Family
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So ESPN employees will discuss whether "the explosion of the sports opinion universe."

    I wonder if Mort will say opinion given as news (Favre will not unretire! Vick unlikely to be indicted! Ron Rivera will coach the Cowboys! Parcells to Atlanta!) is a bad thing?
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    What a pompous and self-important title for this panel. And as long as all members of it are drawing paychecks from ESPN, it will hold little value by alleged Poynter standards.

    Why, oh why, wasn't media from other outlets invited for this topic?
  12. Moondoggy

    Moondoggy Member

    No, you're not
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