WHAT: The Business of Sports Media
WHEN: Thursday 5th July 2012
WHERE: Institute of Education (IOE), London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL
Registration: 17:45pm – Final Whistle: 20.45pm
Learn Critical Insights & Meet Valuable Contacts in the World of Sports Media
Registration & Warm Up [18:00 – 18.15]
Learn Business Hidden Secrets [18.15 – 19:15]
- The best ways of getting started and getting ahead in sports media
- Access to different opportunities within print, online, radio and TV
- What employers really want to see
- Getting qualified and experience
- The need for speed and the best tools to use
- What media sells the most
- Building a sport media business
- Building strategic partnerships
- The changing face of media reporters, movers and shakers [young, diverse, small groups, bloggers, ex athletes, based any where in the world]
- Opportunities for working at the London Games, Premier and Football Leagues
Panel Line Up:
Michael Johnson – Former International and pro-footballer and qualified pro-license coach.
Ash Rose – Editor, KiCK! magazine
Christopher De’ Haney – Head of Sports Sponsorship at Trinity Mirror.
Natasha Henry – Sports Journalist at The Voice newspaper
DJ Spoony – Radio 5 Live football show. Discuss his journey into sports media
Halftime Break: [19:15 – 19:30]
Enjoy light refreshments as you speed network with as many people as possible.
Second Half: [19:30 – 20:30]
SoccerShopWindow debate on the role & responsibilities of the media in football
- The making of the celebrity footballer
- How to turn your words into lucrative profits
- Getting into Papp photography and why they make so much money
- The love / hate relationship between players and the press- Good PR vs. Bad PR
- Privacy vs. Public Right to know
- Should players be seen and not heard? Speaking out via in the press and via Twitter
- Influence of the media on team selection & changing the way the game is played
- Breaking a story vs. breaking the law
- Is the influence of the media too good or too bad? Have your say!!
Panel Line Up:
Warren Haughton – Content Producer at talkSPORT. Will discuss what makes a story newsworthy / debatable
Michael Johnson – Former International and pro-footballer and qualified pro-license coach. He will give a players perspective on behind the scenes of players and breaking rules and regulation and club procedures.
Drew Christie – Sports producer & journalist with Endemol Sport in Abu Dhabi and Former BBC match of the day producer.
Barney Monahan – Solicitor at Monahans Solicitors and Group Legal Advisor at Northern & Shell Plc. Will talk about how stories get into the paper and the legal perspective in respect of Rio and Giggs stories. Former Sun newspaper legal advisor.
Joanna Abeyie – Entertainment and Showbiz Journalist & Founder of Shine Media
Extra Time & Cool Down: [20:30 – 20:45]