Sports pages – From cartoons to words

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free with Newseum admission. Registration is required.
Sports pages – From cartoons to words @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Newspaper readers in the late 1800s got sports updates from the “Sporting Editors” of their local papers. Over the next century, newspaper sports sections came into their glory days, with articles bylined by famed sports columnists and cartoonists. The 1980s saw the advent of USA TODAY’s national section, all-sports radio and the growing popularity and reach of ESPN. Today, 24/7 sports coverage is right at our fingertips, available through Internet news sites and social media. Over the last 150 years, the “what” and “how” of our sports reporting has changed dramatically.

Join us for two panel discussions with sports cartoonists, columnists and editors about the “glory moments” of sports sections, where sports journalism stands today, and what we can expect in the future.


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  • Kevin Blackistone, sports columnist for The Washington Post, panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” and visiting professor at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
  • Christine Brennan, award-winning national sports columnist for USA TODAY, commentator for ABC News, CNN, “PBS NewsHour” and NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and best-selling author
  • Vince Doria, former ESPN director of news, former sports editor at The Boston Globe and senior editor of The National Sports Daily
  • Henry Freeman, veteran journalist, founding sports editor for USA TODAY and former editor of the Wilmington, Del., News-Journal
  • Molly Glassman, former sports editor, The Baltimore Sun
  • Mike Ricigliano, Baltimore-based sports cartoonist whose work appears in The Baltimore Sun, and has appeared in USA TODAY, Sports Weekly and newspapers nationwide


  • George Solomon, director of The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, and former assistant managing editor for sports at The Washington Post
  • Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute, and former managing editor of sports at USA TODAY

This event is co-sponsored by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and the Newseum Institute.


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