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Jenkins to headline Sports Journalism Summit

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Elliotte Friedman, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Courtesy Dave Kindred:

    The Power of Storytelling

    Dan Jenkins, one of America’s greatest living sports journalists, will be one of the headliners at the Sports Journalism Summit at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. The dates are April 16 – 18, 2008. Columnist, golf writer, and sports novelist, Jenkins will be joined by his daughter, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins, and a team of talented speakers and teachers, for a conversation about the art and craft of storytelling.

    Along with Dan and Sally, our teaching team will include:

    *John Sawatsky, ESPN, one of the world’s leading experts on the craft of interviewing.
    *Jemele Hill, ESPN, last year’s honoree, a dynamic young sports journalist who uses her skills across media platforms.
    *Bill Plaschke, LA Times columnist and member of the Around the Horn stable.
    *Jack McCallum, senior writer and author from Sports Illustrated.
    *Dave Kindred, champion sports columnist and author.
    *Michelle Hiskey, award-winning feature writer from Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
    *Rob King, ESPN, website editor, an expert on covering diversity in sports and multi-media reporting.
    *Pat Forde, ESPN, big time columnist, feature writer, and game story writer, one of America’s most versatile sports journalists.
    *Garry Howard, Assistant Managing Editor/Sports, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
    *Dave Morgan, Executive Editor, Yahoo Sports, the largest online sports operation.
    *Dan McGrath, associate managing editor for sports at the Chicago Tribune.
    *Amy Sancetta, senior photographer, The Associated Press
    *Ellyn Angelotti, Poynter’s dynamic young expert on multi-media sports coverage.

    Invitations are out to more than another dozen of America’s all-star sports journalists, from some of the most prestigious newspapers, magazines, and websites in the nation.

    The 2008 Summit will have some special features that you will not want to miss:

    *An emphasis on the enduring power of storytelling across media platforms.
    *A powerful look at the most up-to-date forms of multi-media reporting, writing, photography, and presentation.
    *Strong attention to career development at a time when the media landscape is being reshaped.
    *A hard look at two of the issues that have dominated sports coverage in the last year: the coverage of race in sports and the cheating scandals in many sports.

    There will be fewer breakout sessions this year, but that is by design. We want more of a shared experience among what we hope will be 150 participants, and we want our discussions to be more in-depth.

    We will also introduce this exciting new feature, The Club House Chats:

    At meals and during long breaks, the visiting journalists and teachers will make themselves available for small round table discussions of the craft and issues in sports journalism.

    Because of the incredible generosity of all the speakers and news organizations they represent, we are once again able to hold the costs of the Summit down to a minimum.

    Regular Tuition: $195
    Tuition for the first 25 student journalists to apply and pay: $145
    Tuition for the first 25 members of The Association for Women in Sports Media [AWSM] to apply and pay: $145

    Check/Money Order: Payable to The Poynter Institute and mailed to 801 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4920, ATTENTION: Jennette Smith.

    Credit Card: Contact Chrissy Estrada in our Finance Department. Phone: 727.821.9494, x365. E-mail: cestrada@poynter.org.

    SCHEDULE: The schedule will not be available for some time. However, the plan is to begin around 1:30 p.m. on April 16th and end around 1:30 p.m. on April 18th.

    DEADLINES: In most cases, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be limited to 150 participants. The first 50 paid registrants may request a one-on-one coaching session.

    HOTEL INFORMATION: Each participant will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations and will be expected to pay upon checkout. Poynter has a limited number of rooms blocked at two of the hotels shown below until March 16, when the rooms will be released back to the hotel. If you’re interested in one of these, please contact the hotel and reference the sports summit at Poynter. Of course, you are free to make your reservations elsewhere, without any input from us. Poynter will not be able to provide transportation between Poynter and the hotels, as we did the past two years.

    Heritage Holiday Inn
    234 Third Avenue North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Phone: 727.822.4814
    Contact: Sherry Richards, Director of Sales
    E-mail: sherryr@theheritagehi.com
    Rate: $129.95/night
    Rooms Blocked: 65
    Amenities: Internet / Lobby Bar / Pool / Restaurant next door (Hammerhead Grill)
    Distance to Poynter: Approximately 1 mile

    Hampton Inn & Suites
    80 Beach Drive Northeast
    St. Petersburg, FL 3371
    Phone: 727.892.9900
    Contacts: #1 - Tiffany Beauvais, Assistant General Manager
    E-mail: beauvaistiffany@yahoo.com
    or #2 - Karl Johansson, General Manager
    Rate: $169.00/night
    Rooms Blocked: 30
    Amenities: Comp. breakfast and shuttle / Internet / $10 parking / Pool / Workout Room
    Distance from Poynter: Approximately 1 mile

    An Important Note from the Hampton Inn & Suites: “When presenting us a Debit or Check Card for payment, our computer system will automatically place a “HOLD” on the account linked to your card for an estimated amount of incidental charges ($25 per day) upon check in. When you check out, you will only be charged for the actual amount of your charges. Any additional funds that were on “HOLD” will be released in 7 to 10 business days. If this could potentially be a problem for you, please present another form of payment during the check in process.”

    Alternate Hotel: Depending upon availability
    Courtyard Marriott
    300 4th Street North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Phone: 727.450.6200
    Contact: Sherry Young, Sales Manager
    E-mail: sherry.young@pinnaclehm.com
    Rate: $89.00/night
    Amenities: Shuttle / Internet / $8.95 breakfast / Indoor pool / Workout room
    Distance from Poynter: Approximately 1 mile
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It'd be nice if these seminars were taped and the video put on the Web.
  3. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    I went last year and stayed at the Heritage Holiday Inn. It has a great location. It's a block or two from Baywalk, a shopping square with restaurants, bars and shops. There were a few good places to eat and drink there. There are also a bunch of other bars within a few blocks of the Heritage. Walking to Poynter is a nice way to start the day. You can walk to almost everywhere you'd want to go from this hotel. When I was down there I only got in a car to go to and from the airport.

  4. ouipa

    ouipa Member

    Went last year. What a trip. I drove 16 hours down from Ohio in one straight shot and spend upwards of $800 in the end (after a $100 student tuition discount). Stayed in a hotel about 45 minutes from the Institute to save a little money, but I regret it now because I should have been closer to my peers.

    I'm going again this year, though. It's an absolutely-worth-it experience. My only complaint is that there isn't enough time to go to all the functions. Everybody has something worthwhile to say.

    I don't remember a lot about the people from last year, and that's partly my fault, but, as a group, they did inspire me in my earliest days (I'd only been working part-time at a paper for three months to that point, though not to say I'm seasoned now). I petitioned for them to bring it back, and this time, I'm not going to waste any time letting rattled nerves get the best of me.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wow... Jemele Hill and Garry Howard are going to be there... Sweet...
  6. That is a pretty strong lineup.

    Did Dave Kindred refer to himself as a champion columnist? :D \
    What he do to earn that title, knock out Whtilock or win some sort of sports columnists battle royale? ;)
  7. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Buddy Martin wrote it. But he had it right. Earned the belt in a Steel Cage Match: Kindred/Sally J/Lisa O whipped up on Reilly/Selena/J-Dub. They're crying for a rematch.
  8. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Dave, will the rematch be part of the Summit?
  9. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Our people are talking to Webby's people about a pay-per-view event on SportsJournalists.comTV.
  10. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member

    Just booked my flight. I'm really looking forward to this.

    If anyone's trying to cut hotel costs, PM me. I plan to stay here, about a mile from Poynter:

  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Anybody who's going and wouldn't mind carting my ass to and from the sessions each day, please PM. I'm trying to convince the company to pick up the tab, and doing so without a rental car will be a little easier.

    I would buy you at least one meal and several beers in exchange.
  12. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Where are you staying? I'm going to be at the Mariott,and it's got a free shuttle.
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