Feb
7
Thu 4:00 PM

Beyond the Boxscore: Storytelling in Sports

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When: Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
Where: McCormick Tribune Center, Forum
1870 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Marc Zarefsky   18474674130  
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, ESPNChicago.com 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.