April 20, 2018 8:00am — April 20, 2018 6:00pm

The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and espnW are hosting the first-ever “Women, Sports and Media: Careers, Coverage, and Consequences” conference in John S. and James L. Knight Hall.

Registration is now open. The conference will include panel discussions on coverage of women’s sports and original research presentations.

Full schedule:

8 a.m. Registration Opens / Breakfast Served

8:45 Welcome Remarks

9 Opening Panel: Current Landscape for Women Sports Journalists (w/ 5-10 minute Q&A)

9:45 CHERYL COOKY Keynote

10:35 Transition

10:45 Research Presentations (two simultaneous sessions)

  • 2-minute presentations followed by moderated Q&A. (Moderated by UMD PhD)
  • Presentations will be grouped by general topic. Many will be Powerpoint.
  • Topics will be shared with attendees in advance and they will choose which to attend.

Noon Transition & Lunch

12:45 CLAIRE SMITH Keynote

1:35 Transition

1:45 Research Presentations (two simultaneous sessions)

  • Moderated by UMD PhD students

3:15 Transition

3:30 Athlete Coverage panel: Then and Now (with 5-10 min Q&A)


4:35 Film Excerpt Screening: “Let them Wear Towels” (15 min)

  • Post-film discussion: Life in the Locker Room

5:30 Q&A Discussion: What we learned / Moving forward


6 Wrap-up & thank you

If you have questions, please contact Kate Yanchulis of the Povich Center at katerp@umd.edu.