The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is organizing a panel presentation by award-winning national and local journalists, public relations and advertising professionals.
The two-hour event, “The New World of Sports Communications,” opens at 4:30 p.m. April 10 in Andersen Hall, room 15.
The discussion will be moderated by Shelley Smith, a four-time Emmy Award-winning ESPN reporter. Panel members include:
Bryan Burwell, an award-winning journalist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and ESPN’s Sports Reporters;
Elizabeth Conlisk, the Big Ten Network’s vice president for communications and university relations;
Dirk Chatelain, award-winning columnist for the Omaha World Herald;
Paula Lavigne, an award-winning TV and print reporter for ESPN;
Elizabeth Merrill, an award-winning long-form writer for ESPN.com; and
Clint! Runge, co-founder and managing director of Archrival, a youth marketing agency.
Discussion topics include how sports coverage and business have changed with the growth of communications platforms, including social media; is media coverage of athletes too intrusive; and the future of sports communications.