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The Freedom Forum Institute and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland are pleased to host a special program, “Sports Writers: Are We Also the Enemy?”
This program is the latest in a series begun in 2014, focused on sports topics. In past years, the focus has ranged from sports column writing through the years and the future of sports cartooning to women in sports writing. This year, we’re exploring what seems to be an increasingly tension-filled relationship between coaches and sports writers — and whether coaches view those writers as enemies.
The sessions will be co-moderated by George Solomon, director of the Povich Center and former assistant managing editor for sports at The Washington Post and Gene Policinski, president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute and former managing editor for Sports at USA TODAY.