Renowned Sports Journalists Gather At MSU

The region's top sports journalists will be speaking at Montclair State University ( during a series of programs analyzing the dynamics of sports on the American psyche. The panel of experts will engage with New Jersey high school and college students, and the general public in discussions that deliver a new lens on the issue of sports in America.

Montclair State University, with the support of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will be offering a series of three panel programs, titled "Sports in America: A Humanities Perspective." Special guest panelists, including Jeremy Schaap of ESPN, Harvey Araton of The New York Times, Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star Ledger and Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, among others will approach the idea of sports in our culture from three humanities perspectives including writing, culture studies/film, and ethics.

The Institute for the Humanities at Montclair State and The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State will be co-sponsoring the events. Each program will run from 9 AM to 11:30 AM and will feature three experts engaged in dialogue or presenting talks, followed by a question and answer session and tour of the Museum. The Yogi Berra Museum is the venue for the three programs, which are Sports and Journalism on Thursday, September 28; Sports and American Culture on Thursday, October 26; and Sports and Ethics on Thursday, November 30.