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Monday, April 13 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Running the Option Play: Can (or Should) Sports Journalists Be Taught How to Be Sports Personalities?

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Never before have sports journalists been under so much pressure to raise their public profile in digital media and to maintain a “personal brand.” This all-star panel addresses how journalism schools could better prepare students to become “sports personalities.” To be considered: What is the line between being a sports journalist and being a sports personality? And how does a social media-friendly “personal brand" affect the editorial judgement of a sports journalist?
Moderator: Kenneth A. Fischer, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Ian C. Punnett, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Miles Romney, Arizona State University
Marie C. Hardin, Pennsylvania State University
Marianne Barrett, Arizona State University
John Hanson, Program Director, 610 Sports Radio-Kansas City, former program director of ESPN Radio 920/Fox Sports Radio 1460-Las Vegas
Barry Orr, University of Oklahoma

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Conference Room 5/6

Attendees (30)