Sports Media's Role in Shaping Social Justice
Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM
98 San Jacinto Blvd
For generations sports media outlets have aimed their focus on X's and O's, scores and results. Athletes have mostly followed suit, shying away from key social-justice issues in order to, they believe, maintain the largest possible fanbase. In recent years sports media has taken the plunge into social-justice issues like same-sex marriage, transgender inclusion, racism and the lack of opportunity for women in sports. We will explore the role the sports media should take in building dialogue around key social issues, and the potential pitfalls of doing so.
Bomani Jones is a contributor for ESPN, a former contributor for SBNation.com, and the former host of “The Morning Jones”on The Score on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. He has written on sports, music, ...Show the rest
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As co-founder of Outsports.com, Cyd Zeigler is one of the preeminent voices on LGBT issues in sports. He is credited with breaking the coming-out stories of many LGBT athletes, including football p...Show the rest
Jessica Luther is an independent journalist and writer whose work has appeared at Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, Vice Sports, Guardian Sport, and in the Texas Observer.
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