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Sports Media Roundtable

The College of Communication and the Arts is proud to announce the third installment of the Sports Media Roundtable Series. This series of special topics brings industry professionals to campus for interactive discussions on today’s trending topics in sports media.

The Book on Storytelling, Writing and Publishing

Learn how to create immersive, well-reported work that gives readers a true sense of the athletes from renowned journalists and best-selling authors.

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 107

This interactive panel discussion will feature:

Jeff Benedict

Jeff Benedict
Special features writer for Sports Illustrated
Author of 15 nonfiction books including his most recent #1 New York Times best-selling biography, Tiger Woods—which is currently being made into an HBO film—and QB: My Life Behind the Spiral, the sports memoir of the National Football League’s (NFL) Steve Young. He is currently writing the biography of LeBron James.

Ben Reiter

Ben Reiter
Senior writer for Sports Illustrated
Regarded journalist who has written over 25 cover stories for the magazine including his prediction that the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Describing how he came to his conclusion, Reiter's Astroball presents the story of a team rising to the top and his account of how human and technological insights can have astonishing results.


Veteran journalist, B.J. Schecter, to lead new sports media program.

B.J. Schecter
Professional-in-Residence in the College of Communication and the Arts. Veteran journalist who spent 20 years at Sports Illustrated. He is currently the editor of Baseball America, an outlet that covers all levels of baseball and delivers a scouts-level of expertise to readers.

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