Media professionals to discuss “Foul Play”

Morgan Wright

The Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, titled “Foul Play,” will be held in the FirstEnergy Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

Speakers featured during the workshop include Rob King, senior vice president of editorials at ESPN Print and Digital Media, Terry Pluto, sports columnist at The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Andy Baskin, sports director at News Channel 5.

Workshop Schedule

9:15 a.m.

Sense-Making and Sports: Findings from the Poynter-ESPN Review Project

10 a.m.

Tangled Ethics: Social Media and Sports Media

11:15 a.m.

Buckeyes Behaving Badly

12 p.m.

KEYNOTE- Anti-Social Media: The Death of Civility in Sports Journalism

1:45 p.m.

Women, Ethics and Sports Journalism

3:15 p.m.

The Spin Cycle: Sports PR and Sports Journalism

The workshop speakers will discuss the Ohio State University football scandal, the relationship between social and sports media, sports journalism and the role women have in sports media.

The seventh annual workshop is sponsored by the Poynter Institute, the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State TeleProductions, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Online News Association.

People who are active on Twitter can contribute questions and follow discussions using the hashtag #ksuethics11.

Tickets for professional media and public relations are $25, while educators are $20.

Tickets for students are sold out, but those who cannot physically attend can watch the workshop live at

Contact Morgan Wright at [email protected].