Panel: 'Share The Experience: Women in Sports Media Symposium'

Event Details

March 31, 2017
9:15 am-4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S240

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Beth Wallace

A number of women sports journalists and sports media professionals, including several pioneers in the industry, will attend. This event is being co-sponsored by Women for UMass, the UMass Journalism Department and the McCormack Department of Sport Management. It has been made possible thanks to a grant from Women for UMass. 

Panelists include Cristina Daglas, Jena Janovy, Christina Kahrl, Melissa Ludtke, Adrienne Matt, Patricia Mays and Joy Russo.



9:15 a.m. Guests arrive, light breakfast outside ILC, S240. 

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Welcoming remarks. Morning keynote speaker: Melissa Ludtke: “How Far Have We Come? A Look Back at Breaking Into the Locker Rooms.” Integrative Learning Center, S240

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Panel discussion: “Navigating a Male-Dominated Profession.” Moderator: Jena Janovy. Speakers: Cristina Daglas, Joy Russo, Christina Kahrl. ILC, S240

11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Discussion: “The Job Interview and Negotiating Salaries.” Jena Janovy and Adrienne Matt. ILC, S240

12:30 - 1 p.m. Lunch: Campus Center, Amherst Room.

1 - 2 p.m. Lunch keynote speaker: Patricia Mays, senior director and coordinating producer for ESPN.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout networking sessions. ILC

3:30 - 4 p.m. Closing.


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk Journalism