Dec: 3: Sports pages – From cartoons to words…
By Beth Mechum
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 –
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Newspaper readers in the late 1800s first got regular reports from the “Sporting Editor” and colleagues. Decades late came the glory days of sports sections and famed sports columnists and cartoonists. In the early 1980s came USA TODAY’s national section and ESPN’s multi-channel approach, all-sports radio and now 24/7 internet accounts and live images. The “what” and “how” of our sports reports have changed dramatically over more than 150 years.
Kevin Blackistone, visiting professor, Merrill College of Journalism; sports columnist, Washington Post
Christine Brennan, award-winning national sports columnist for USA TODAY, commentator for ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Morning Edition and best-selling author.
Vince Doria, former ESPN director of news, and former sports editor at the Boston Globe and senior editor of The National sports newspaper.
Henry Freeman, veteran journalist, founding Managing Editor/Sports for USA TODAY and former editor of the Wilmington (Del.) News-Journal.
Molly Glassman, former Sports Editor of The Baltimore Sun
Mike Ricigliano, Baltimore-based sports cartoonist whose work appears in The Baltimore Sun, and has appeared in USA TODAY Sports Weekly and newspapers nationwide.
George Solomon, director, The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism; and former Assistant Managing Editor for Sports, The Washington Post
Gene Policinski, chief operating officer, Newseum Institute; and former Managing Editor/Sports, USA TODAY