The Association for Women in Sports Media is teaming up with the Associated Press Sports Editors for a day of workshops on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on Montclair State University’s campus, outside Newark, N.J.
The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a light breakfast, followed by four panels – which will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served courtesy of Montclair State’s School of Communication and Media. Panels scheduled are:
*The perils of social media, which will focus on the abuse encountered by women working in sports media. Montclair State professor Kelly Whiteside, formerly of USA Today Sports, will moderate the session which is set to include Marcia Keegan of ESPN, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, Nicole Auerbach of USA Today Sports and Jane McManus of ESPN.com.
*The five-tool journalist, which will focus on the importance of having a variety of skills in order to succeed. How does one master and manage video/audio, blogging, social and more? Newsday’s Hank Winnicki will moderate the session which is set to include Diana Nearhos of the Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star and Justin Pelletier of the Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal and Montclair State’s Tom Franklin, formerly of the Bergen (N.J.) Record.
*The athlete as a journalist, which pairs with an exhibit featured at the Yogi Berra Museum on athletes moving into the broadcast booth. Lindsay Berra of MLB.com will moderate the session – which is set to include ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza, via Skype.
*Data journalism, which will discuss some of our most interesting and enterprising pieces based upon reporting with pure data. Jason Murray of Syracuse.com will moderate the session – which is set to include Kevin Quealy of the New York Times’ Upshot, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and Allison McCann of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight.
There is no cost for AWSM members to attend; however, you must RSVP by Nov. 2 to AWSM chair of the board Lydia Craver.
Hotel rooms are available for $189/night at the nearby Residence Inn in West Orange, N.J.
AWSM thanks longtime member Kelly Whiteside of Montclair State as well as Dave Kaplan of the Yogi Berra Museum and Jim Luttrell of the New York Times for their work on this event.
In the past three months, AWSM members have gathered in Florida (Miami and Tampa), Michigan and Arizona for everything from dinner to networking to a tour of ESPN’s Monday Night Football compound. Additional events in Philadelphia and Houston are in the works for 2015.