Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Speaker Series Event! The Perils, Promise and Problems of Social Media and its Impact on Sports Journalism


Sponsored by Mildred F. Sawyer Library and the Journalism and Communication Department

When: Thursday February 5, 2015; 12pm – 1pm
Where: 73 Tremont St, Sawyer Library Poetry Center

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Sawyer Library kicks off the spring semester Speaker Series with Comcast SportsNet journalist A. Sherrod Blakely! Come to hear a seasoned professional in the field discuss the specific effects ubiquitous social media in today’s society has on sports journalism. 

A. Sherrod Blakely is a veteran sports journalist who has covered a range of sports, from field hockey to the Final Four. Since 2009, he has been a digital media reporter covering the Boston Celtics for Comcast SportsNet, CSNNE.com, and SportsNet Central. Prior to that, the Syracuse, New York native was an NBA beat writer in Detroit where he covered the Pistons for Booth News Service and MLive.com. His professional career hasn't always been in the pros. Prior to working in Michigan, Blakely spent five years covering Duke, North Carolina State, and the ACC for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer. He credits those opportunities having come about because of the encouragement he received from his tenth grade English teacher - Mr. Paratore - and the education he received at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.