Northwestern University

Thu 4:00 PM

Beyond the Boxscore: Storytelling in Sports

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Marc Zarefsky   1.847.467.4130

Group: Medill

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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In the last few years, sports journalism has increasingly become a venue for long-form storytelling and investigative journalism. In-depth sports narratives have evolved from their roots in magazines like Sports Illustrated to take on new forms in books, television and online, giving rise to shows like ESPN’s “E:60” and “30 for 30” documentary series, and any number of websites and blogs dedicated to exploring all sides of a story without the constraint of column inches.

Sports Illustrated’s George Dohrmann, ESPN columnist and CNN contributor LZ Granderson, columnist Melissa Isaacson and ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap will discuss the evolution of storytelling in the realm of sports in a panel discussion moderated by author Jonathan Eig.

This is the third “Beyond the Box Score” lecture at Medill, and second co-sponsored with the Northwestern University Department of Athletics and Recreation.

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