Off the Bench: Women & Sports Journalism

Journalism Forum

Join USC Annenberg School for Journalism for a discussion with CBS Sports’ Lesley Visser and ESPN’s Shelley Smith.

USC Annenberg's School of Journalism and the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy present a lunch series focused on leadership and women in the communication, journalism and technology fields. Hosted by CCLP director and USC University Professor Geoffrey Cowan and chaired by CCLP senior fellow Narda Zacchino, these lunch discussions will explore the opportunities and challenges encountered by women in digital media, sports journalism, photojournalism, punditry and other fields.

Off the Bench: Women & Sports Journalism

CBS Sports’ Lesley Visser and ESPN’s Shelley Smith are two of this country’s most prominent sports journalists. Visser and Smith have led the way for many women into the arena of sports reporting. Please join them as they share their advice, insights and thoughts on the future of sports reporting and the opportunities and challenges for women in reporting men’s sports. 

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  • Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • University of Southern California
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Taper Hall 255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353